Gov announces more NBN funding

The Digital Hubs program covers up to 40 communities around Australia, while the Digital Enterprise program is being rolled out to 44 communities where construction of the NBN has already commenced.

The federal government has announced a further $665,000 in funding under the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) Digital Hub and Enterprise program.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council will receive $400,102 and HB Recruitment and Training will receive $265,000 to provide free advice and training to the Lockyer Valley community about the NBN.

“The free training gives local people access to expert advice in understanding the possibilities of the NBN, while helping businesses create the jobs of the future and compete nationally and globally,” Mark Furner, senator for Queensland, said in a statement.

By mid this year construction will have started on around 3600 premises in the Lockyer Valley area.

The Digital Hubs program covers up to 40 communities around Australia, while the Digital Enterprise program is being rolled out to 44 communities where construction of the NBN has already commenced.

As part of the program, a training centre in Adelaide was opened this week to provide free advice to local residents, small-to-medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations about how to use the NBN and its benefits.

Armidale council has also recently been plugged in to the Armidale Digital Hub.

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