Broadband champion welcomes NSW Central Coast
NBN champion and Central Coast businessman Dave Abrahams today welcomed the release of NBN Co’s first national 12-month fibre rollout schedule for the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The schedule includes sites around the Central Coast where Mr Abrahams lives as well as other commuter suburbs – especially in Sydney’s west – which Mr Abrahams said would benefit from robust teleworking which the NBN will offer.
The schedule lists the locations around the country where the fibre network rollout will begin construction before September 2012.
“This is a national schedule for a truly national piece of infrastructure, but I’m particularly excited about the benefits to Central Coast businesses.
“High-speed broadband is a game-changer. People think that the internet is somehow frivolous, but this network will literally change the way we live – how we work, how we care for each other, how we learn.
“The NBN will encourage a connectivity unavailable to us at the moment. It will allow remote learning and remote working. It will better connect our regions with our major cities.”
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 106,000 premises in communities across NSW.
“High-speed broadband enables more teleworking,” said Mr Abrahams, co-founder and Development Manager of collaborative, social networking platform, vTeam.
In his experience, teleworking – defined as work undertaken at home, using mobile devices in transit or at a different place of business – lessens gridlock, lowers greenhouse gases, and increases flexibility for both employers and employees.
“As I’ve found out, teleworking allows employers to keep valued staff when their situations change. This flexibility is good for our personal lives, but added up, it’s very good for the economic productivity of Australia.
“This schedule is exciting because it is concrete proof that this major work of infrastructure is well and truly underway – and Australia’s future will benefit.”
Media inquiries – Dave Abrahams 0450 630 181