The Regional Partnerships’ calls for the connectivity gap between urban and rural areas to be closed is now being answered.
The State Government’s has announced a hand down of one million dollars to help create plans for each of the nine regions.
The fund will work to help officials see the state of their digital infrastructure mapped; and identify areas where new technology can be used.
The plans will be conducted over the next few months, and see investigative fieldwork and mapping of mobile coverage, broadbank for businesses and digital hubs or co-working spaces.
The support comes off the back of meetings with the regional partnerships which all identified closing the digital divide between the country and city as an overwhelming theme.
Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford saying increased digital service has the potential to improve health, education and employment outcomes.
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