Boosting broadband capacity in the grainbelt

  • Open call to telecommunications industry to develop innovative solutions for large-scale broadband project in the grainbelt
  • Part of the McGowan Government’s $22 million Agricultural Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund, to boost productivity in the agricultural sector

The McGowan Government is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) to develop proposals to vastly improve telecommunications in the agricultural region, and provide a true enterprise-grade broadband service in the bush.

The Grainbelt Digital Enhancement project, an initiative under the $22 million Agricultural Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund, will focus on large-scale broadband solutions to deliver high-speed internet across the grainbelt.

The EOI process will identify suitably capable organisations to work with the State Government to deliver consistent, high capacity broadband services to all recipients throughout the grainbelt.

The first stage will involve identifying innovative technical and commercial solutions to the current broadband service issues within the region, and determining the level of service that can be delivered.

Up to three proponents will be supported to progress through to stage two to develop proposals and identify future options for co-investment by the State Government.

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