High-speed broadband closer

AN announcement about the rollout of the National Broadband Network in Coffs Harbour is imminent.

The NBN Co, Coffs Harbour City Council, Southern Cross University and Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast are preparing a community stakeholder and media engagement plan for the Coffs Harbour footprint of the National Broadband Network.

The manager of Coffs Harbour City Council's economic development unit, Jenny Oloman, said a team of fibre planners and technical advisers had taken part in a half-day workshop last week looking at the impact of the rollout on heritage, indigenous issues, the environment, planning and engineering.

“It is very, very close,” Ms Oloman said.

The rollout of the super fast high-speed fibre to the home broadband is being eagerly awaited by business and government interests, as well as by home internet users.

It is expected it will give the region a commercial advantage in terms of the services firms can offer to customers and other businesses, as well as the opportunities available for new business development in IT, entertainment, health, research, education and financial services.

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