Broadband champion welcomes NBN rollout for Tasmania
NBN champion and Tasmanian entrepreneur and small business owner, Darren Alexander, has today welcomed the release of NBN Co’s first national 12-month fibre rollout schedule for the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The schedule includes two new Tasmanian sites in Launceston and Somerset.
The schedule lists the locations around the country where the fibre network rollout will begin construction before September 2012.
“This schedule maps the enormous amount of work happening in Tasmania over the next 12 months, in addition to showing how much work has already been done,” Mr. Alexander said.
“As a Tasmanian small business owner, I know the benefits of being connected – to the mainland, internationally, and to consumers and competitors.
“The NBN will help business connect. It will help Tasmania connect,” he said.
More than half a million premises across 56 Australian towns and suburbs are set to gain access to NBN fibre services under NBN Co’s first one-year construction schedule. This includes more than 45,000 premises in communities across Tasmania.
Darren Alexander, CEO of technology firm Autech, develops software and apps and does business around the world.
“We must understand that the benefits of high-speed broadband will be far-ranging. Technology is rapidly revolutionising how we do business, how we communicate, how we trade, learn and care.
“Tasmanians will have better access to health and education in the future because of the NBN. Tasmanian businesses will be more connected and more competitive.
“NBN can underpin smart electricity grids, smart infrastructure and increased ecommerce. This isn’t just about downloading movies and music more quickly. It really is about providing Australia with world-class infrastructure for the 21st century.”
Media inquiries – Darren Alexander 0419 382 246