Local business owners feeling confused about what the National Broadband Network (NBN) will mean for them will have an opportunity to hear directly from the NBN Senior Community Affairs Manager at a breakfast hosted by BMO on Friday 4th November.
BMO Practice Manager Alex Gee Kee said technology infrastructure was one of the major challenges facing rural businesses.
“The NBN network will enable small to medium businesses to access better quality, high speed internet meaning they will be able to upgrade to more advanced and up-to-date cloud-based services giving them more choice,” Mr Gee Kee said.
As well as facilitating the physical rollout of the NBN network with Councils, guest speaker Ryan Williams’ role at the NBN is to assist key stakeholders to fully understand the NBN along with the benefits and opportunities it brings to communities.
At the breakfast, Mr Williams will explain what the NBN is, how it is being delivered, and how to connect. Importantly he will discuss why it is important for businesses and what businesses need to consider before moving to the NBN.
Mr Gee Kee said that in recent years, rural business’ IT infrastructure and systems have been left behind while technology in metropolitan areas rapidly progressed.
“The introduction of the NBN will open up new opportunities for rural business to reduce the disconnect between rural and metropolitan areas, especially with the ever increasing market of cloud-based services such as Xero, Dropbox and Microsoft Office 365,” Mr Gee Kee said.
This complimentary event hosted by BMO is open to the public, but RSVP is essential as seats are limited. Interested attendees are required to RSVP by Tuesday 1 November to 4662 3722. Full details here>>