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August 5, 2020

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 Government’s Unite and Recover plan. “We have a clear strategy to create jobs, rebuild our economy and lead Queensland out of the coronavirus pandemic,” Ms Jones said.

“We understand that right across the state small businesses are struggling. We also know that reliable, fast internet is crucial to running a company in regional Queensland. “This deal is an absolute game-changer when it comes to supporting Goondiwindi businesses to grow and creating jobs for locals in the long-term.”

In Goondiwindi QCN Fibre has partnered with Channel Wireless and local internet service provider CBN to speed up the town’s internet and data services.

CBN Director Trent Murray welcomed the ability to upgrade internet speeds for customers, at no additional cost. “Working with QCN Fibre and Channel Wireless means we can live and work in our beautiful region and no longer suffer the ‘digital divide’,” Mr Murray said.

Article in Goondiwindi Argus – 5 August 2020