The proposed network upgrades in Wamboin, Bywong and Sutton will be delivered under the $400 million Regional Digital Connectivity program.
What does this mean for residents?
Upgrading the existing satellite internet service with proposed core fibre network infrastructure, will boost residential connectivity and business opportunities across the region.
The Request for Tender (RFT) process is the first key step in the delivery of this improved service for the area.
What is the tender asking?
The open tender called on market suppliers to install and operate core fibre network infrastructure to provide access to high speed and reliable internet services in the area.
The benefit of running an open tender process is it allows providers to propose innovative technology and delivery solutions. It is also a great opportunity to tap into private sector expertise to benefit regional communities.
The tender was open to proposals from suppliers that deliver on the Government’s commitment to improve connectivity outcomes for the communities involved and achieves best value for taxpayers’ money.
The Wamboin, Bywong and Sutton RFT closed on 17 March 2021.
The Department is now considering the proposals received, with the contract expected to be awarded later this year.
For questions about the Wamboin, Bywong and Sutton tender process, please contact: RDC.firstname.lastname@example.org