ACT NBN rollout
More than 150,000 households in the Australian Capital Territory will be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) by 2015.
People living in residential property near Gungahlin will benefit further with the ACT government announcing last week (July 4) almost $1 million in funding for local NBN training services.
A digital hub with training facilities will be established at the Gungahlin Public Library for the benefit of residents and households in the region.
"Every Australia will have access to the NBN's fast, affordable and reliable broadband, Senator Stephen Conroy said.
"Therefore, it is essential programs like this are available so that everyone can learn about and embrace the online opportunities that are possible through the NBN."
The new facility will assist small businesses and not-for-profit organisations develop their online skills to take advantage of the NBN, help local residents understand the opportunities available through the NBN and encourage individuals to improve their digital literacy skills.
ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher said it was expected 33,000 people would be able to benefit from the hub facilities during its two-year course at the library.