Enhanced Broadband for Horsham

Published: 17 October 2018

The Victorian Government is investing $1.7 million, partnering with Spirit Telecom, to better connect Horsham businesses with high-speed broadband, that will deliver internet access 10 times faster than consumer services currently available in Horsham.

The project will give Horsham businesses access to the latest wireless broadband infrastructure that will deliver very high internet speeds that are on a par with what is available in Melbourne and other major metropolitan centres in Australia.

The services will cover all of Horsham including the Horsham CBD, Horsham enterprise park, Aerodrome and freight terminal. In addition, the network may be capable of providing services to businesses outside Horsham in locations such as Longerenong, Dooen and Haven.

The new network will also offer services for residential customers looking for high speed internet options with speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.

Spirit Telecom will offer the service to businesses at prices significantly lower than currently available for business grade broadband services in regional Victoria. These prices will be competitive with the best available in metropolitan Melbourne.

Spirit Telecom will build and maintain the network that is being delivered as part of the Connecting Regional Communities Program.

The purpose of the pilot is to demonstrate new models for delivering high speed broadband into regional areas which generally have limited availability of business grade internet services.

Project construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 but the first services, available in limited areas, could be offered as soon as mid next year.

Page last updated: 17 October 2018