Digital hub trains ACT locals on NBN

Gungahlin residents in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will improve their digital literacy through a National Broadband Network (NBN) training program from the federal government.

Training services will begin at the Gungahlin Public Library from an $827709 grant from the federal government to establish a Digital Hub.

This comes from the NBN Digital Hubs and Enterprise program for $23.6 million that helps individuals and local communities improve their online and digital literacy skills.

It also assists local residents understand opportunities the NBN offers, as well as small businesses and not-for-profit organisations develop their online presence.

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy said it is essential programs like this are available so that everyone can learn about and “embrace the online opportunities that are possible through the NBN”.

Member for Fraser, Dr Andrew Leigh MP said it is hard to overstate how important access to fast, affordable and reliable broadband is for people and businesses in Gungahlin.

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher said with the rollout of the network gathering pace in the territory, these local digital training services will go a long way to supporting ACT families and businesses to make the most of the NBN’s potential.

"Gungahlin is a young, dynamic and growing community and it is anticipated that approximately 33000 people will be able to make regular use of the Hub facilities at the Gungahlin Library during the course of the two year program," the Ms Gallagher said.

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