NBN Co, in partnership with the Goulburn Chamber of Commerce, presented to Chamber members earlier this month as an opportunity to learn more about the NBN™ Business Fibre Initiative and how to make the most of the new offering.
Goulburn was recently named an NBN™ Business Fibre Zone, offering NBN Co's premium business-grade fibre, Enterprise Ethernet to 1,591 local businesses at the same wholesale price as capital cities centres.
NBN Co announced the $700 million Business Fibre Initiative in October last year, which included the creation of up to 240 NBN™ Business Fibre Zones nationally.
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The zones are designed to expand the access of Enterprise Ethernet to an estimated 700,000 businesses nationally at no charge for the fibre deployment to the service provider and at reduced wholesale prices; up to 67 per cent for some businesses.
The Goulburn Business Fibre Zone is one of the 240 locations to receive dedicated business fibre, with participating service providers now offering the Enterprise Ethernet at the reduced wholesale prices to enable businesses to take up the new service.
Enterprise Ethernet is NBN Co's fastest symmetrical wholesale product and premium-grade business offering.
It has options for prioritised traffic, high capacity and symmetrical upload and download wholesale speeds from 10Mbps to close to 1Gbps1, as well as enhanced 24/7 support through the business NBN™ Operations Centre with a dedicated team located in Australia.
Goulburn Chamber of Commerce President, Darrell Weekes said this was an exciting investment for Goulburn.
"Local businesses are supported with access to business-grade connectivity that will be vital to drive innovation and growth, while providing the means to stay competitive within the digital age," Mr Weekes said.
"The events of COVID highlight the importance of the NBN investment, with businesses now more aware that they need to digitally diversify to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.
"Now small and medium businesses in Goulburn will have the opportunity to migrate to premium broadband solutions, at reduced wholesale prices, to support their digital requirements."
Businesses can find more information on NBN Co's Business Fibre Initiative and eligibility at: www.nbnco.com.au/businessfibre.
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