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VAST - Free to Air Satellite TV

VAST is a subsidised 'free to air' satellite television service available to eligible customers in regional areas or locations where standard terrestrial television coverage is poor or not available.

The VAST service provides viewers with at least 16 digital television and 14 radio services ordinarily available via terrestrial services in their local area, as well as news services from across Australia - including news broadcasts from all major centres on both the 7 and 9 networks aswell as the ABC and SBS. The service is completely digital and delivered via satellite, and access to the service is available anywhere in regional and remote Australia following a simple eligibility criteria process. All you need is a clear view of the sky!

VAST involves the installation of a small satellite dish at your premises - typically 90cm diameter, (you can also use an existing or previously installed Foxtel / Austar dish), as well as the need to connect a digital satellite set top unit (STU) compatible with VAST, to your television set. The service can also, in most cases be installed using extisting cabling from an obsolete or unused TV antenna, making installation a process that can typically take less than 1.5hrs! A stand alone setup including new cabling is also an option. Installation is a one off. There are no onging fees or charges. Once you have VAST installed, you own the equipment!

A change-over where existing cabling is suitable will cost as little at $599. A typical setup where there is an unused Foxtel dish already in place costs from as little as $289 (Supply STU only). If you currently have Foxtel, you can share the existing satellite dish with the addition of a Multi-switch installed in your roof space, and connecting a VAST outlet to this. Multiswitches vary in cost from $40 to $80 dependant on how many outlets you require, and the cost of installaing a VAST outlet will be dependant on the complexity. Typically 1 to 1.5hrs! Where a complete installation is required (including the supply of a 90cm dish, a roof mount, cyclone batten kit, & RG6 cabling, the cost will be $699 for a standard installtion including one outlet and STU supplied. Additional outlets and STU's can be added too, this simply requires installation of additional hardware such as splitters or multiswitchs. Note: Each Television requires its own STU.

Cairns Computer Support are installers of the VAST service and can provide a FREE eligibility test. We can also offer a customised installation quote upon request. You can even come to our office and see VAST in operation first hand! 
Call us on 07 4222-1111 to chat to us about your VAST requirements.