NBN Co Brings High Speed Internet To 284 New Regions
NBN Co will offer its fast business fibre zones to 44 new ‘zones’ in every state, who will soon receive internet capable of speeds of one gigabit per second. This will take in 284 metropolitan and regional areas, with over 850,000 businesses set to benefit.
The expansion also offers access to cloud computing and storage facilities at CBD-equivalent prices to 60,000 additional businesses.
This will go some way to give equality to the regional areas, who are often hampered by the costs of decent internet and cloud computing services. NBN Co will not charge any upfront fees.
“Businesses are increasingly using business NBN Enterprise Ethernet to support cloud-based business operations, remote file storage, content hosting, unified communications, large file distribution, and to connect head office locations,” NBN Co’s CCO, Brad Whitcomb, said.
“However, for decades the location of a business – whether it’s in the city or outer metropolitan area, peri-urban fringe, regional city, town or rural area – has been the determining factor in the price they pay for business-grade fibre.”
“As we manage and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, investment in local business communications infrastructure will help businesses to recover quickly, while taking advantage of domestic and international markets,” Communication minister Paul Fletcher said.
The service will be available from September 1. Check out the new zones below.
Palm Beach, Camden, Casino, Cessnock, Hunters Hill, Lithgow, Nelson Bay, Singleton, Wauchope, Lake Macquarie: West.
Balwyn-Surrey Hills, Bentleigh, Cowes, Eltham, Glenroy, Hampton-Sandringham, Hastings-Tyabb, Melton, Ocean Grove, Rosebud, Tatura, Torquay, Yarrawonga.
Ayr, Dalby, Emerald, Goondiwindi, Hervey Bay, Nambour, North Lakes, Warwick, Yeppoon.
Cottesloe, Joondalup, Maddington, Collie.
Goolwa, Modbury, Naracoorte, Port Pirie, Stirling.
George Town, Bell Bay.