NBN representatives invited to Council workshop

Burnie City Council has opened their door to NBN representatives seeking answers and a briefing on associated timelines of the NBN roll out in Burnie.

Mayor Dow said, “In light of all the recent talk of NBN, Council has called for representatives to meet with us, so we can be provided the latest information and stay top of mind when it comes to the NBN rollout.”

Communications Minister Malcom Turnbull visited the North-West last week, not able to confirm an exact roll out date of the NBN for the North-West and West Coasts and if the technology provided to Burnie would be fibre to premises or only fibre to the node. .

“Burnie and indeed the whole North-West and West Coasts need to stay competitive with the same technology our other cities have in the state and indeed nationally and globally. The whole concept of the NBN is to connect regional areas, both homes and businesses, so as to decrease the digital divide our regional areas often suffer.

“For Burnie to continue to be competitive we must have the NBN. Burnie has the aspiration to be known for its liveability and affordability. We want people to move here and know they can have the quieter and more affordable lifestyle, but still be digitally connected to the same standard they receive in larger cities. .

“The reliance of fast internet is growing and the need for this service for our businesses and industries to stay globally competitive is more important now than ever before,” Mayor Dow said.

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net