Morwell businesses and residents will get access to high-speed broadband up to 10 times faster than currently available as part of the Victorian Government’s push to improve digital connectivity across regional Victoria.
The $1.1 million grant awarded to Spirit Telecom will provide a high-speed, fixed-wireless broadband service covering Morwell, including the CBD, Tech School & Innovation Precinct and Gippsland Logistic Precincts.
Once the service is operational, users can expect download and upload speeds of up to one gigabit per second.
Spirit Telecom will offer the service to businesses at prices much lower than currently available for business-grade broadband in regional Victoria.
Morwell’s community will also benefit from the availability of faster speeds with residential plans set to be much better than those currently available.
Delivered as part of the Victorian Government’s Connecting Regional Communities Program, Spirit will build and maintain the network with construction expected to be complete by 2020.
The Victorian Government is also connecting regional Victoria by delivering improved mobile coverage, piloting new broadband networks for businesses in Horsham and Geelong, and installing free public Wi-Fi in Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton and Geelong.
Source: Vic Government