FibreCo Qld will be established as a new state-owned entity jointly owned by Powerlink Queensland and Energy Queensland.
FibreCo Qld will utilise spare capacity on the government-owned optical fibre network to sell backhaul services to telecommunications companies such as Retail Service Providers (RSPs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with the aim of assisting them to offer faster, more reliable internet to homes and businesses in regional Queensland.
Opening the government-owned fibre network will encourage competition, with the goal of delivering better quality internet for regional Queenslanders.
FibreCo Qld will utilise 6,000 kilometres of state-owned optical fibre along the east coast of Queensland, providing faster, more reliable internet for areas including:
Better internet opportunities
There are a range of anticipated benefits from using the spare capacity on the fibre network to improve competition.
The measures are intended to help deliver:
- faster, more reliable internet for homes and businesses
- a larger range of internet service packages to suit needs at home or for running businesses.
For Retail Service Providers and Internet Service Providers
- Access to more competitive wholesale pricing
- Increased bandwidth allocation for customers
For more information contact FibreCoQld@ditid.qld.gov.au.