By Vastnet CEO Rob Vernon
Vastnet is all about enabling regional business with technology, and we never miss a chance to talk about how the availability of dependable and cost-effective nbn™ fibre connectivity is transforming the way regional businesses compete nationally and globally.
No guessing then what my message was when Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio and I were guests at the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) ‘State of the Region Enterprise Evening’ recently to discuss growth opportunities for the diverse range of industries in the area as the economy recovers from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
More than 54,000 locations in the Toowoomba region now qualify for $0 nbn™ fibre installation, and more than 40 per cent of these locations would be upgrading from nbn™ Fibre to the Node (FTTN) connections incapable of achieving the superfast performance offered by fibre.
As more staff work remotely and businesses become more reliant on data, the bandwidth offered by fibre connectivity is critical for powering productivity-boosting collaboration technology like video conferencing, cloud applications, and fast large file transfers.
Fibre also enables regional businesses to seamlessly protect critical data with secure networking and offsite backup solutions.
Vastnet is connecting eligible Toowoomba businesses to 100/100 Mbps fibre Internet from $439 per month with $0 nbn™ fibre installation costs^, helping to level the playing field with their city competitors and supporting regional growth.
As well as being significantly cheaper than the limited options previously available from the legacy telcos, Vastnet’s ‘nbn™ first’ approach means that businesses are not shackled to a privately owned fibre network or endless contracts, with the assurance of support from our expert team and our direct 24/7 access to the business nbn™ Network Operations Centre.
It’s an exciting time for our region as life and business progressively returns to something like normal. Get in touch today – or ask your IT provider to talk to us – if you’re ready to upgrade to fibre and enable your business growth.
^ Availability, pricing, and $0 fibre installation cost subject to nbn™ site qualification and 36 month contract term.