OzEmail sealed a lucrative contract with the NSW South Coast Telecommunications Consortium last week to build a multimillion-dollar network infrastructure.
The project -- designed to link the region's education, council, business and home users -- went to OzEmail, and its new parent company MCI WorldCom.
The contract covers building the ATM-based voice and data backbone network, in consultation with the consortium, to connect the University of Wollongong with its new campuses in Nowra, Bateman's Bay and Bega.
As first reported in Computerworld last year, the network will connect consortium members from 169 regional schools, nine TAFE colleges, Bega Valley Shire Council, Eurobodalla Shire Council and Shoalhaven Shire Council.
Consortium members said the network will also give it the opportunity to offer voice over IP services in the future.
For the full story, see this week's printed edition of Computerworld.