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National conference to feature Ipswich's broadband network involvement

19 March 2013

IPSWICH's experiences with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) will be the focus of a presentation in Sydney later this year.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said Ipswich City Council's Regional Digital Economy Co-ordinator Matthew Schultz would be one of the presenters at the upcoming Local Government NBN and Future Online Services Conference 2013.

Cr Pisasale said the 2013 Local Government NBN and Future Online Services Conference on May 8 and 9 had been organised for Australia's local governments and regional development authorities.

"This conference will provide participants with the latest knowledge and advice on how councils and their communities can benefit from the roll-out of the NBN and availability of fast broadband services.

"The conference will provide valuable information and advice for councils and communities yet to experience the NBN roll-out as well as for those who are experiencing the roll-out and are now actively seeking to take advantage of high-speed broadband.

"Mr Schultz's presentation is titled Ipswich City Council NBN Rollout - Impacts and Opportunities.

"It will explore the NBN fibre rollout impacts and opportunities that will face every council in Australia either now or at some point in the future. 

"The presentation will also touch on Ipswich's digital economy focus which is based on the need to obtain the full benefits of a digital future for the city and the wider region.

"We are keen to demonstrate the way in which council has worked to position Ipswich and the western corridor region as a leading digital community in Australia.

"The NBN is vital to the future development of Ipswich as it will help to increase industry involvement in Ipswich and support the city's business sector into the future."

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