Grattai and Hargraves are two of the 46 locations across regional NSW to get connected to fast and reliable fixed wireless internet, thanks to the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s Gig State $50 million agreement with NBN Co.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the agreement will lead to improved services in Grattai and Hargraves.
“Whether you’re running a household or a business, you need fast, reliable internet,” Mr Saunders said.
“This investment will ensure our small communities in remote and rural areas have access to reliable, fast broadband internet, and a choice of service providers, at comparative prices and speeds as metropolitan Sydney.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the landmark agreement with NBN Co will build a network of 46 new and co-located fixed wireless towers, boosting internet services for more than 11,000 homes and businesses across the State.
“This is one of the largest ever digital infrastructure investments by the NSW Government,” Mr Toole said.
“Our focus with Gig State is to improve services for communities who can currently only access a satellite internet connection, such as Wilcannia in the Far West, Kundabung on the North Coast, and Goolgowi in the Riverina.”
The NSW Co agreement is the first of its kind, signed as part of the $60 million Gig State grants announced in 2022, with additional agreements expected in the coming months.
NBN Co will commence detailed planning across the 46 regional locations, and will provide these communities with more details about the rollout in the coming months.
The network of 46 new and co-located NBN fixed wireless towers will be rolled out incrementally and will be completed by the end of 2025.
The $100 million Gig State project is part of the Regional Digital Connectivity program funded by the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund, dedicated to transformational infrastructure investment across regional NSW.
For more information on the Regional Digital Connectivity program, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/connectregionalnsw.