Hunter High Speed Broadband (HHSBB) is RDA Hunter’s new initiative that brings together regional experts in industries including health, education and manufacturing, all levels of government and the business community.
It is intended to assist the Hunter region leverage the benefits of high speed broadband and help build a stronger digital economy.
“High speed broadband underpins a digital economy so is vital for the Hunter’s social and economic growth,” RDA Hunter CEO, Todd Williams, said.
“Hunter High Speed Broadband will facilitate exposure to national and international initiatives that will help Hunter business maximise the productivity efficiencies high speed broadband can deliver.”
“Through case studies and presentations by industry experts, HHSBB will inform and update the region on the high speed broadband infrastructure roll-out and provide strategies for businesses to utilise it for improved performance and growth.” Todd continued.
The National Broadband Network (NBN) has the potential to fuel growth and drive improvements to local economies, businesses and homes, bringing new opportunities to the whole country.
“Recent NBN rollout announcements demonstrate the rollout of the NBN is continuing momentum in the Hunter ‚Äì and with it comes many economic and social opportunities for local communities,” Tony Gibbs, NBNCo spokesman said.
Telstra is creating Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network as part of its strategy to increase connectivity in venues such as cafes, shops, sports grounds and transport hubs.
“This trial in Newcastle is the beginning of our ambition to switch on more than two million hotspots across the nation and give customers the best Wi-Fi experience in and out of the home,” Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager, Hunter and Central Coast, Chris Cusack, said.
The program is currently being trialed in the Hunter before it is rolled out across Australia later in 2015.