The days of listening to your computer dial up to the internet are now just a distant memory. Businesses have evolved and technology has changed; meaning secure, fast and reliable internet connection is more important now than ever before. 

Supporting innovation, business growth, job creation and education in the Bundaberg Region is a top priority of NBN Local. 

In 2015 Bundaberg was connected to the NBN (National Broadband Network). Excitingly, Bundaberg Region businesses that rely on the NBN network can now access business-grade fibre product, business NBN Enterprise Ethernet, at CBD wholesale pricing. 

It is the fastest symmetrical wholesale product available, with a 99.95 per cent network availability uptime target, helping to reduce business downtime*.

Head of NBN Local Queensland Kylie Lindsay said enterprise ethernet meant regional businesses could access the same opportunities as those in major capital cities.

“Businesses are increasingly using business NBN Enterprise Ethernet to support cloud-based business operations, remote file storage, content hosting, unified communications, large file distribution, and to connect head office locations,” Kylie said.

“For business NBN Enterprise Ethernet customers, we are helping to level the playing field and ensuring that more businesses throughout Australia can participate in the digital economy on an equal footing, with greater parity on recurring monthly wholesale charges.”

Locally, on the ground, the Wide Bay Burnett Region is fortunate to have three dedicated NBN Local specialists working together to raise our digital capability. 

Bundaberg-based Business Lead Deborah Mead said the team understood the challenges and needs of business, industry and customers because they are involved in their local communities and were passionate about what they do.  

“We have Scott Rowe in Hervey Bay who is the Community Engagement Manager, who works on strategy, while working with all levels of government,” Deborah said. 

“Karen Shipp is the Community Ambassador, based on the Sunshine Coast, and helps individuals and community groups with 101 sessions, scam awareness and connection issues.

“I engage directly with businesses, business groups and ICT (Information Communication Technology) providers to make sure they are making the
most of their National Broadband Network connection.

“Our job is essentially to help with questions or problems that customers have, to make sure they have what they need, so our Region can thrive.”

*NBN network availability may be impacted by factors outside of the NBN network.


Deborah Mead can be contacted at [email protected] and nbnco.com.au/business/