National Broadband Network (NBN)
What is the National Broadband Network?
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an Australia wide project to upgrade the existing fixed line phone and internet network infrastructure. It is essential for Australia’s transition to a digital future. Fast broadband has the potential to fuel growth and drive improvements to local economies, businesses and homes, bringing new opportunities to the whole country.
The aim is to enable access to fast, reliable and affordable phone and internet services, from a range of providers. The NBN is designed to enable lifestyle enhancements including health, education, well-being, sustainability and wealth.
About NBN Co.
NBN Co Limited (the company or NBN Co) was established on 9 April, 2009 to design, build and operate the National Broadband Network. NBN Co is a wholly-owned Commonwealth company – a Government Business Enterprise – and is represented by Shareholder Ministers; the Minister for Communications and the Minister of Finance.
Benefits for Business
Once built, the NBN has the potential to change the way we do business. Companies will be able to overcome any barriers related to distance. Access to high speed broadband can also give businesses the opportunity to increase productivity, save time and money and the ability to compete on a global scale
The services provided over the NBN may open up opportunities for businesses to hold virtual meetings or liaise with suppliers across Australia online - potentially saving time and costs associated with travelling.
What is Council Doing?
Council has been actively communicating with South Australian based NBN Co representatives since the establishment of NBN Co in 2009. A full list of communities in the roll out can be found on the NBN Co website.
Campbelltown Council is currently not listed for roll out in the near future. Residents and business owners are advised to make contact with their local Member of Parliament with any concerns or questions.