Digital Training Helping Victoria Park Get The Most From The NBN

Monday, August 19th, 2013 @ 2:44AM

More than 500 local residents and 30 small businesses have already benefited from a new Digital Hub in Victoria Park, which is providing free expert advice and training on how to make the most of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

The Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy, Kate Lundy, and Labor candidate for Swan John Bissett today officially opened Victoria Park’s Digital Hub and Digital Enterprise, updating local residents on the progress of the NBN rollout.

“This free training is helping local residents, businesses and non-profit organisations maximise the many opportunities arising from Federal Labor’s NBN,” Senator Lundy said.

“The NBN is already available to more than 1,600 homes and businesses in Victoria Park, with construction set to commence or be complete to more than 25,000 homes and businesses by June 2016.”

Labor candidate for Swan and Deputy Mayor of the Town of Victoria Park, John Bissett, said that the NBN is a game-changer for the local area, particularly small businesses.

“Businesses who are engaged in the online world and using broadband make more money, grow their business faster and are more likely to be hiring new staff,” Mr Bissett said.

“Federal Labor sees the NBN’s fast, affordable, and reliable broadband as an essential utility, like water and electricity.

“That’s why we are connecting everyone in Victoria Park to fibre broadband for free.

“Under the Coalition, if you want fibre broadband connected all the way to your home or business it will cost you as much as $5,000.”

 12 AUGUST 2013


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