Provide high-speed internet access

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High-speed Internet access

Why high-speed Internet access in the South East is necessary:

While some areas of the South East region already have access to optic fibre and good ADSL/wireless services, many key job-rich localities do not.

Lack of adequate broadband access in these areas creates an impediment to economic growth and constrains the opportunity to develop global business, education and health services.

High-speed broadband increases business productivity, innovation and product development. For high-tech manufacturing in Melbourne’s South East, high speed broadband will lead to cost savings, greater efficiencies and profitability.

Melbourne’s south east is home to several significant manufacturing zones and companies that use leading-edge technology and are at the forefront of innovation.

Companies’ growth is constrained by the speed and capacity of telecommunications infrastructure. Yet the current National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout focuses on connections to residential areas rather than business precincts.

Key Ask: The Government to prioritise industrial and commercial precincts in the NBN rollout

SEM is calling on the Federal Government to review its construction plan and prioritise the South East to ensure that south east Melbourne businesses remain competitive and are not disadvantaged in relation to interstate and international competitors.

SEM is also urging the Government to ensure that the NBN rollout prioritises industrial and commercial precincts.


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