Digital development officer to help business
TOWNSVILLE businesses have a prime opportunity to use the National Broadband Network to take their product to the world, the city’s new digital business development officer says.
Web and IT specialist John Williams will assume the role of digital business development officer to help businesses make the most of the high-speed internet, which will be rolled out in Townsville later this year.
Queensland treasurer Andrew Fraser, pictured right, will formally announce Mr Williams’ appointment today and said the Townsville man would work with local businesses, economic development organisations and NBN Co. to maximise opportunities for the region.
Over the next fortnight, Mr Williams will look to find ways to help individual businesses use the internet to increase their market.
‘‘ Once the NBN rolls out there, they’ll have access to internet services that are a lot faster,’’ Mr Williams said.
‘‘ They can start providing more information to their customers ( and) can interact with their suppliers a lot faster and easier.
‘‘ The opportunity is here to recognise that specialists have a much larger market available to them now.’’
Townsville is one of five pilot sites across Australia with residents and businesses in the suburbs of Munding burra and Aitkenvale (bound by Ross River Rd, China St and Nathan St), able to get first access to the high-speed internet.
More than 3100 premises are eligible to receive the NBN infrastructure in the roll out, which is expected to be completed in the next few months.