International Broadband Submarine Cable economic benefits unveiled at conference

Want to learn how the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable will “supercharge” the region’s economic development and jobs growth?
Grab your tickets now to the Sunshine Coast Business Council’s upcoming conference, Digitalisation – Big Data – Fast Access: Potential to spearhead new industries, new jobs, at the Maroochydore RSL Events Centre on Tuesday, June 11 from 2-6pm. Registration is at 1.30pm.
Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast (RDASC) is proudly partnering with the Business Council to present the event, with our Chair Carol Cashman closing proceedings.
The conference, which has a stellar line-up of esteemed speakers from local, Brisbane and overseas enterprises, will be opened by Sunshine Coast Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer, who will reveal why the cable is crucial to the region’s growth and investment.
Meanwhile, MC Gavin Keely, CEO Search365, who will also share why he is a proud supporter of the cable and why it has the potential to attract some of the world’s biggest data users to our region.
Next up, RTI Connectivity CEO Russ Matulich will unveil why the International Broadband Submarine Cable will place the Sunshine Coast on the global business map.
Other speakers will address how to leverage the cable to create new industries and jobs and how to manage opportunities and risks to maximise the cable’s economic benefits.
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Cable Fast Facts

• In 2020, the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable will land at Maroochydore, providing Australia’s fastest data and telecommunications connection to Asia and the second fastest telecommunications connection to the United States.

• It is widely expected to stimulate local business, generate new investment and improve telecommunications diversity to Australia’s east coast.

• Australian-based Vertiv has been awarded the contract to design and construct the $6.6 million cable landing station. The cable landing station is funded from the $35 million total budget for the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable project.

• Independent forecasts have stated that the cable will generate up to 864 new Queensland jobs and $927 million in new statewide investment.

• Queensland businesses will be able to bypass Sydney and connect direct internationally, a range of new opportunities that come with increased speed and diversity.

• The Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable Project is aligned to the Sunshine Coast Council’s strategic vision to position the region as Australia’s leading smart city.




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