Businesses in Dubbo will be able to order high-speed fibre broadband as NBN Co rolls out new Business Fibre Zones, which will help boost economic growth and productivity.
Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton said NBN Co’s Business Fibre Initiative is part of a $700 million package to transform the accessibility and affordability of business-grade fibre.
Under the new initiative announced by the Government on 22 September, businesses located in that Business Fibre Zone will be able to request a fibre upgrade through their retailer at no upfront cost.
The initiative will offer wholesale symmetrical speeds from 10 Mbps up to 1 Gbps on request to more than 700,000 businesses in 240 Business Fibre Zones and will reduce wholesale pricing by up to 67 per cent for businesses in Zones outside metropolitan centres.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important digital connectivity is for regional communities and businesses,” Mr Coulton said.
“That’s why I’m so pleased businesses in the Business Fibre Zones will have access to super-fast data speeds at metropolitan prices, which will be particularly attractive for companies that are considering regional centres as a base for their business.
“A further $300 million has been announced for NBN Co to work with all levels of government on local connectivity priorities, including on projects funded through the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program and Mobile Black Spot Program.”
NBN Co will allocate $50 million to help expand these Business Fibre Zones by co-investing with Local Councils and State Governments.
More information about the Business Fibre Initiative is available at: nbnco.com.au/businessfibre