Achieved Phase 2019

Install and commission a fibre optic cable connection to the Tiwi Islands

Connecting Territory Communities

Initiative

Install and commission an undersea fibre optic cable connecting the Tiwi Islands to the national telecommunications network.

Overview

The NT Government is providing Vocus with grant funding of $8.5 million over three years to deliver an undersea fibre optic cable connecting the Tiwi Islands to the national telecommunications network.

This initiative will provide high quality and high capacity optic fibre telecommunications backbone infrastructure to the Tiwi Islands.

Benefits

This new cable will improve the reliability and capacity of telecommunications for residents and businesses on the Tiwi Islands. This will help to limit the service disruptions in poor weather that occur now and deliver new broadband internet opportunities.

Tiwi Islands' residents and businesses will benefit from having modern communications to the same standard as other parts of Australia.

Further work can then be undertaken to improve connections on the Islands from the cable backbone to premises.


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