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Improving Bundaberg’s digital infrastructure

05 May, 2020

As part of the Bundaberg Region’s Intelligent Community Strategy, Council is exploring ways to improve digital infrastructure and connectivity throughout the region.  Mayor Jack Dempsey said better connectivity could be a real economic driver for business and industry. “We have recently begun discussions with QCN Fibre whose role is to provide wholesale access to the state-owned fibre optic network that runs up and down the east coast of Queensland,” Mayor Dempsey said. QCN Fibre is a Queensland Government-owned corporation that utilises existing infrastructure owned by both Powerlink and Energy Queensland. This QCN Fibre network runs north west of Gin Gin with a new branch that extends to the western fringe of Bundaberg. From there, QCN Fibre’s infrastructure provides further ability to extend backhaul around Bundaberg’s major urban area. One of QCN’s first projects is to upgrade its connection to the NBN. “We are investigating precincts and known opportunities where facilitating a connection to QCN’s fibre network through Council-owned pit and pipe infrastructure would spur investment and development in strategic areas of the region,” Mayor Dempsey said. QCN Fibre Chief Executive Derek Merdith said the company would look at partnering with local internet service providers and major carriers in regional Queensland.…

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Open access aggregated network play targets Gold Coast, Bundaberg opportunities

05 May, 2020

A Queensland-based open access aggregated network vehicle is targeting the Gold Coast and Bundaberg as the first markets for its…

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QCN Fibre first to connect to Sunshine Coast cable

17 Apr, 2020

QCN Fibre will be the first network operator to connect to the 550km Sunshine Coast branch of the JGA South…

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Outland internet boosted by cable

05 Apr, 2020

REGIONAL Queensland will soon have access to a broadband internet network that rivals the speed and prices of Australia’s metropolitan…

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