More than 80 projects funded under the Regional Connectivity Program will provide people in Regional Australia access to improved broadband services and data delivering fast, affordable and reliable connectivity.
16 April 2021
Regional communities are set to benefit from improved connectivity, with the Australian Government today announcing 81 telecommunications infrastructure projects will share in more than $90 million in funding under the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).
The Australian Government has taken a collaborative approach in delivering the RCP and has engaged with the telecommunications industry and regional communities to make sure that the funded projects are tailored to the needs of each region and are supported by the community. This approach has resulted in an opportunity to create real change in the bush.
The investment will provide targeted uplifts to connectivity in the regional areas which need it the most, ensuring that more Australians can access high-speed, reliable broadband and mobile services.
Grants have been allocated on a competitive basis across three funding categories, with the total cost of successful projects ranging from $80,500 for targeted mobile capacity upgrades in small towns to $8,750,000 for the deployment of large-scale fixed wireless broadband networks across entire regions.