QCN Fibre expands reach to all state NBN POIs

QCN Fibre can provide backhaul to all of NBN Co’s points of interconnect in Queensland, the state government owned company has announced. QCN’s initial work program involved connecting its existing fibre network to six regional NBN POIs in Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. “Our launch strategy was to activate services to these key […]

QCN hatches plan to unite disparate Regional Connectivity bids to secure co-funding

Queensland backhaul provider QCN Fibre is working on a “master proposal” for the $83m Regional Connectivity Program that will draw together projects across rural Queensland into a unified application for the federal co-funding initiative. The telco is seeking expressions of interest to be part of its proposal. The state government-owned carrier has around 12,000 kilometres […]

How new internet technology is helping the RSPCA

FASTER and sharper priced internet in Toowoomba means the RSPCA’s new Darling Downs animal shelter will be in a better place to support the care and rehoming of rescued animals in the region. Queensland based company Over the Wire has provided sophisticated internet and voice connectivity solutions for the RSCPA across Queensland, developing a contact […]

Internet ‘Beefed Up’

The Queensland Government says meat exporter John Dee “is having its internet capacity beefed up through backhaul provider QCN Fibre, bringing benefits to local businesses and residents”. Minister for Innovation and State Development Kate Jones said QCN Fibre is “enabling John Dee, a major employer in Warwick in Southern Queensland, to access high-speed commercial-grade internet, […]

Local internet to be faster, cheaper

Goondiwindi locals and businesses will soon benefit from some of the cheapest and fastest internet in Australia. Innovation Minister Kate Jones said the Palaszczuk Government had established QCN Fibre to unlock thousands of kilometres of optical fibre cables to deliver better internet in regional Queensland. Ms Jones said supporting small businesses was crucial to the […]

State Govt to deliver cheaper, faster internet in Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi locals and businesses will soon benefit from some of the cheapest and fastest internet in Australia thanks to the QLD Government. QLD Innovation Minister Kate Jones said the Palaszczuk Government had established QCN Fibre to unlock thousands of kilometres of optical fibre cables to deliver better internet in regional Queensland. The Minister revealed QCN […]

QCN Fibre partners with Channel Wireless, CBN

Goondiwindi and Warwick are among the regional Queensland towns now connected by QCN Fibre’s backhaul network. QCN Fibre is jointly owned by government electricity utilities Powerlink Queens land and Energy Queensland. QCN Fibre’s chief executive, Derek Merdith, said the backhaul provider would partner with local ISPs as well as the major carriers in regional Queensland […]

Faster internet is on its way to Toowoomba

INTERNET speeds “up to 10 times faster than what Toowoomba has now” will soon be possible for thousands of Darling Downs businesses, thanks to a newly-inked deal between the State Government, Toowoomba’s Pulse Data Centre, and ISP Over the Wire. Visiting FKG’s Pulse Data Centre yesterday, State Innovation Minister Kate Jones said every time she […]

QCN Fibre sees role facilitating edge DCs

The real estate holdings of Queensland electricity utilities and local councils could be used to house edge datacentres in regional parts of the state under an idea being explored by QCN Fibre. The chief executive of QCN, Derek Merdith, said he believes the state government owned backhaul provider could play the role of facilitator for […]

QCN eyes CopperString opportunities in Queensland

Fibre laid as part of Queensland’s massive CopperString 2.0 high-voltage transmission line could open up new opportunities for the state government backed backhaul provider. “Absolutely it would be of interest for us once it gets the tick of approval,” QCN Fibre chief executive Derek Merdith told CommsDay. The $1.5 billion, 1100km overhead line will extend […]