NBN Co. Regional Co-Investment Fund
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Guidelines released and applications opened 23 June 2021
The purpose of the Regional Co-Investment Fund (the Fund) is to further enhance broadband services for rural and regional households, businesses and communities to help meet the growing and diverse needs of Australians living in regional areas.
The $300 million (GST exclusive) fund invites federal, state and territory and local governments to co-invest alongside nbn, to help deliver improved broadband services.
The fund is designed to uplift digital capability in regional and remote areas, outside capital cities, that are served by nbn’s Fixed Wireless or Satellite infrastructure, by increasing the number of premises that can access technologies that support higher speeds. The types of projects that are eligible under the fund are:
1. Satellite or Fixed Wireless to Fibre to the Premises
2. Satellite to Fixed Wireless.
Other technology change options may be considered on a case by case basis
Applicants will be asked to provide details of expected social and economic benefits for each project in their application and provide evidence to support claims - RDA Tasmania can offer guidance on how to address this.
For more information read the program guidelines.