The future of broadband in Maroochy
Maroochy Council's Economic Development branch, Business Maroochy, will host a Broadband Showcase breakfast at Marcoola Surf Club on Thursday 15 March at 7.30am.
Economic Development portfolio chair Councillor Greg Fahey said the event was an excellent opportunity for the local business community to get the latest information on how world class broadband can be accessed across the Sunshine Coast.
"Broadband suppliers will set up live demonstrations which will be an excellent opportunity for local business owners to see how broadband can assist them and their business," Cr Fahey said.
The Suncoast Broadband project is co-funded by the three Sunshine Coast Regional Organisation of Councils (SunROC), Caloundra City, Maroochy and Noosa Shire, as well as the state and federal governments.
Commencing in November 2005, the project aims to address the growing digital divide between the coast and capital cities.
Maroochy Mayor Joe Natoli said Suncoast Broadband worked to harness support for broadband while seeking new suppliers of broadband technology for the Sunshine Coast region.
"Within the next two years, Sunshine Coast residents can expect to see new broadband suppliers provide a range of network capabilities such as ADSL, wireless, fibre optic and satellite," Cr Natoli said.
Selected preferred suppliers and Business Maroochy will host the Broadband Showcase at 7.30am on Thursday 15 March at Marcoola Surf Club on Marcoola Esplanade, Marcoola .
The breakfast will include presentations from at least one of the key suppliers and an update on the development of broadband on the Coast.