Qld views sought on national broadband network
The Queensland Government is asking the public to provide feedback on the best way to use its controversial national broadband network.
A discussion paper released last week by the Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Simon Finn, invites feedback from Queenslanders about the best way to use the NBN.
Mr Finn called the infrastructure project the biggest ever undertaken in Australia, providing $9 billion to Queensland’s economy and 5,500 construction jobs. He hopes the feedback will help “shape a state-wide master plan for the use of the new network,” a network that will advance health care, education and the way people do business.
Mr Finn’s master plan “will take into account the expectations, ideas, visions and dreams of all Queenslanders” including those in rural and remote parts of the state who he believes will be better connected to people in high population areas.
With a rollout of the network already begun in Northern Queensland he said the Government is on the way to fulfilling its “vision” for a high speed broadband network and is “getting on with the job of delivering it for all Queenslanders”.