RCP funding awarded to NSW wireless network project

A wireless network proposed for the Cootamundra-Gundagai and Snowy Valleys LGAs has been awarded funding under the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).

The project is one of 81 place-based projects announced last week under the Commonwealth’s $90 million RCP initiative.

The grants for the successful projects range from $80,500 for targeted mobile capacity upgrades in small towns to $8.75 million for the deployment of large-scale fixed wireless broadband networks across entire regions.

With co-contributions from funding recipients, state, territory, and local governments, regional businesses, and community development organisations, the projects are expected to result in a total investment of more than $180 million.

The RCP program targeted upgrades to connectivity in regional areas to enable access to high-speed, reliable broadband and mobile services, and complements the National Broadband Network and the Mobile Black Spot Program.

It was established by the Federal Government in response to the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review.

More detail on individual projects will be announced over the coming weeks.