Council is NBN ready

AS part of its submission to the Federal Government, the Regional Futures institute and Southern Cross University demonstrated how Coffs Harbour City Council had begun the process of being NBN ready.

The council has been implementing a fibre-optic network policy for the past decade, which includes:

Improved communication through the adoption of VOIP, which utilises a network of more than 20 sites and 450 phones and allows ease of expansion as the network grows;

Increased efficiency in environmental monitoring and maintenance through the utilisation of SCADA technology to analyse and return important operational data from our major processing plants;

Increased public safety by installation of a corporate IP-based CCTV system enabling the addition of cameras anywhere on the fibre network for viewing anywhere else on the fibre network;

Higher levels of occupational health and safety by implementing an IP-based P25 digital two-way system, which gives unprecedented coverage for all our staff in the field;

Improved productivity and work practice through the consolidation of information centres. The council now has the ability to use the data centre to share resources instead of relying on more than 30 remote servers and UPS to service important remote sites;

Improved community access by delivery of a targeted public wireless network to local community groups using state-of-the-art wireless technology, and;

Highly responsive emergency management with the opportunity to set up a true disaster recovery Information Technology Centre, which is 12km from our main data centre.

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