Australian Government delivers better connectivity in Murrumbateman
The community of Murrumbateman will be able to access better mobile and broadband connectivity with the completion of projects delivered under the Australian Government’s Regional Connectivity Program.
The new services will enable the uptake of new agricultural and business technologies for a number of wineries, as well as improving access to telehealth and education services for residents.
The Australia Government has contributed $150,000 to the Murrumbateman Fixed Wireless Network project, along with contributions from BullRoarer Networks Pty Ltd.
Through the Regional Connectivity Program, BullRoarer Networks Pty Ltd has deployed a fixed wireless broadband and VoIP network on the eastern side of Murrumbateman.
The Regional Connectivity Program is funding the delivery of 'place-based' telecommunications infrastructure projects to improve digital connectivity across regional, rural and remote Australia.
This project was delivered under Round 1 of the program, which is providing $117 million for 130 projects across Australia.
The Australian Government’s Better Connectivity for Rural and Regional Australia plan is supporting regional, rural, and remote communities get connected and bridge the digital divide.
For more information on the Regional Connectivity Program visit: www.infrastructure.gov.au/rcp.
Quotes attributable to Michelle Rowland:
“Regional and rural communities like Murrumbatemen deserve first class communications infrastructure.
“The Australian Government’s Better Connectivity for Rural and Regional Australia Plan will help support regional Australians to be better connected, take advantage of technological developments and remain globally competitive.”
Quotes attributable to Kristy McBain:
“Throughout the pandemic we saw just how important it is for our regional communities to stay connected.
“Programs such as this provide important, improved communications services to Murrumbateman, giving families and businesses better mobile phone service and broadband.
“These improvements will make it easier for businesses stay connected with customers and stakeholders while also helping locals with learning or working from home and accessing essential telehealth appointments.”