The Australian federal government has set aside $10 million for its Digital Enterprise Program of which $521,084 is to be given to businesses in Western Australia. The money will go to free training NBN training programs in Belmont and Mandurah. The government will use the money to offer free training to small and medium-sized businesses that will aid them in taking full advantage of the NBN. The free training is also expected to encourage more businesses to sign up for the NBN.
Phil Kemp explains what the Digital Enterprise Program is all about and how it affects businesses in these areas. The executive director of the Business Foundations Incorporated said that this program will give these businesses a chance to take a look at their current business models so they can see areas of opportunities as far as marketing is concerned. He said that this will ultimately help these businesses save money and improve their communication with employees and customers.
The NBN is expected to be switched on sometime in the middle of next year. Right now, the network is now being constructed for 20,700 premises in Mandurah alone, and they’re expected to be signed up for the network’s fibre network.
This is not the first time that the two cities have received funding from the federal government. In addition to this latest funding, they’re also expected to receive $375,000 so they can improve their online services this 2012. This funding is part of the government’s $17.1 million program for the digital local government.