Coffs Harbour City Council is the first area on the NSW North Coast to access the National Broadband Network (NBN). Homes and businesses in central Coffs Harbour can now access superfast broadband internet.
In July 2010, NBN Co announced Coffs Harbour as one of the 19 locations for its second wave of roll-outs across the country for the National Broadband Network. Council recognises the huge impact access to a superfast broadband network will have to our everyday lives. It will become critical for health, education, business development and the overall long-term sustainable growth of our region.
Success for our region requires us to build our digital awareness and capacity. Unless we drive uptake of broadband in our community, the NBN will not be as successful in generating economic prosperity or efficiency in our community. There are many initiatives that can be implemented by local government to drive uptake of the NBN and be a big player in the digital revolution. To this end Council's Office of the Digital Economy and Broadband hosted a series of lunchtime seminars to further showcase the opportunities that the NBN will present.
The first session saw Dr Tim Williams present on his white paper "Connecting Communities: The Impacts of Broadband on communities in the UK and its implications for Australia".
The next session brought Dr Ernesto Sirolli to Coffs Harbour to talk about encouraging fulfilment of individuals and empowering of local communities.
Read our Switched on Coffs Digital Strategy
For more information please contact Coffs Harbour City Council's Office of the Digital Economy and Broadband on 6648 4082 or email Barry Davis.
Broadband Powering NSW
Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy