NBN Co is the company building and operating a national wholesale broadband network. By providing access to fast broadband services, and working within local communities, NBN Co is helping Australian homes and businesses realise the social and economic benefits that high-speed broadband can unlock.
NBN Co has made strong progress to help bridge the digital divide, providing access to broadband for regional, rural, and remote communities, and prioritising regions where internet quality and availability are lowest. The nbn™ access network is expected to be contributing more than $10 billion a year to the economy at the end of the rollout and create up to 31,000 new jobs by 2021, according to research commissioned by NBN Co.
In October 2019, NBN Co established a new business unit focused on the digital needs of regional and remote communities. The new business unit redoubles NBN Co's commitment to regional and remote Australia and will seek to strengthen community and stakeholder engagement to gain a greater understanding of consumer, community and business expectations. The dedicated team will also identify potential opportunities to help maximise and evolve technologies to provision greater speed and capability as demand increases. These initiatives are driven by NBN Co's purpose to uplift the digital capability across Australia, to help generate new opportunities in regional and remote areas.