We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Mandurah and Belmont businesses to receive free NBN training

The federal government has awarded over $500,000 in funding to businesses in Mandurah and Belmont in Western Australia to encourage the take-up of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the areas.

The government is offering free training to small- to medium-sized not-for-profit businesses on how to utilise the NBN.

View our interactive NBN map

The $521,084 in funding is part of the federal government's $10 million Digital Enterprise program.

"The Digital Enterprise program provides possibilities for businesses in Mandurah and Belmont to review their current business models and find new marketing opportunities, which ultimately will save them money and enhance the ways they communicate with customers and their staff," Phil Kemp, executive director, Business Foundations Incorporated, said in a statement.

Construction of the NBN fibre network has commenced on 20,700 premises in Mandurah, with the network to be switched on from mid-2013.

The City of Mandurah and City of Belmont councils have both been recipients of other Federal Government funding for the NBN, with both selected to receive up to $375,000 to help them improve their online services this year as part of the government's $17.1 million digital local government program.

Follow Stephanie McDonald on Twitter: @stephmcdonald0

Follow Computerworld Australia on Twitter: @ComputerworldAU


IDG UK Sites

LG G4 Note UK release date and specification rumours: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 killer could be the LG 3......

IDG UK Sites

In defence of BlackBerrys

IDG UK Sites

Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

IDG UK Sites

Retina 3.3GHz iMac 27in preview: Apple cuts £400 off Retina iMac with new model