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NBN rollout great news for small business



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Media Release THE HON BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP Minister for Small Business

Friday, 30 March 2010

NBN ROLLOUT GREAT NEWS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

The announcement of NBN Co’s latest rollout schedule is great news for Australia’s 2.7 million small businesses.

The NBN will allow small businesses to cut their costs and access new markets, no matter where they are around the nation.

Whether the business is a sign writer in Midway Point or Mackay, a digital media studio in Hobart or pharmacy in Horsham, it will have access to this critical infrastructure.

The NBN will dramatically lower the barriers to entry for entrepreneurs and new enterprises wherever they choose to do business - in central Sydney, Subiaco, St Marys or Salisbury.

The Gillard Government understands that access to affordable, world-class broadband is not a luxury for small business - it’s essential.

That is why we are building the NBN - for the long-term security of small business in Australia.

We understand the critical role that our hard-working men and women in small business play in our economy, employing almost five million Australians.

Media Adviser: Maria Hawthorne 0407 015 986 maria.hawthorne@fahcsia.gov.au