Queensland releases “NBN master plan”

Queensland releases “NBN master plan”

The Queensland State Government has unveiled an NBN strategic plan aimed at making the most out of the $36 billion high-speed broadband network.

The Queensland Government has released its National Broadband Network (NBN) strategic plan.

Click here for a copy of the QLD NBN strategic plan.

Minister for Information and Communications Technology, Simon Finn, launched the plan at an event at Toowoomba.

True to its name, the Queensland NBN strategic plan: The Queensland Governments plan for making the most of the NBN details how the state intends to leverage high-speed broadband maximise benefit to citizens socially and economically over the next four years.

“The purpose of releasing the plan is to collaborate with stakeholders to develop and prioritise initiatives to build a holistic NBN master plan for the benefit of all Queenslanders,” Finn said.

The plan highlights a number of opportunities to raise awareness of the potential gains from having an NBN, collaboration between local and state governments to use high-speed broadband as a platform for regional development and job creation through the NBN.

It also touches on distance learning options, improvements on disaster and emergency management along with ramping up health services delivered through the NBN.

All the topics stemmed from the Queensland’s approach to the NBN discussion paper released in April 2011. The Queensland Government has since received numerous feedbacks during the discussion paper’s consultation period.

“I am confident the launch of the Queensland NBN strategic plan will help guide Queenslanders to make the most of the NBN,” Finn said.

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