Regional Connectivity Program Success
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5 Tasmanian projects funded
The Regional Connectivity Program (the RCP) is providing $90.3 million (GST inclusive) in Commonwealth funding for 81 'place-based' telecommunications infrastructure projects across regional, rural and remote Australia. Five of these are based in Tasmania, attracting a total of $7,803,940 grant funds to our region.
Funded projects include new and improved mobile voice and data coverage, fixed wireless and fibre broadband services, and improved microwave and fibre backhaul capacity to locations across regional, rural and remote Australia. Improved connectivity through the RCP will allow regional communities and businesses to access essential online services, utilise new business tools and connect with the digital economy.
The Australian Government's commitment will leverage over $90 million in additional funding from state, territory and local governments, telecommunications providers, regional communities and regional businesses.
Further information on the RCP application process, including the final program guidelines, can be found on GrantConnect.