Dependable, fast broadband, and mobile telephone coverage continues to be essential for the economic development of the Wide Bay Burnett region. Mobile telephone coverage is also crucial during natural disasters and serious accidents.
This is why, in 2014, WBBROC commissioned independent testing of broadband access across the Wide Bay Burnett region. The independent telecommunications consultant travelled over 2,000 kilometres of roads throughout the region.
The following report highlighted the needs at that time:
- WBB Independent Broadband Testing report.pdf
- Attachments to WBB Independent Broadband Testing Report.pdf
WBBROC, with the support of the RDA, funded a Telecommunications and Connectivity Study in late 2020 and will use this independent evidence to further lobby both the Government and the telecommunications carriers. In this way, key connectivity issues will, over time, be addressed.