Brunswick Neighbourhood House mark their Digital Hub territory

  • DeakinCo.
  • 11 May 2012

DeakinPrime was proud to be invited to the launch of the first Victorian National Broadband Network (NBN) enabled Brunswick Digital Hub. The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, said that the Brunswick Digital Hub and the Moreland Digital Local Government project will both focus on reaching out and making NBN services accessible to everyone in its diverse community.

‘In Brunswick, over 40 per cent of residents were born overseas and up to 23 per cent are newly arrived in Australia. The need to provide accessible and quality digital literacy education to community members from diverse backgrounds means that the Brunswick Neighbourhood House is ideally placed to deliver the objectives of the Digital Hub program,’ Senator Conroy said.

The Australian Government’s Digital Hubs program uses community partnerships in NBN connected communities to provide free online training to residents and an opportunity to experience NBN enabled high-speed broadband services.

‘By empowering people, increasing their digital literacy skills and opening up digital participation to all members of the community, the Brunswick Digital Hub is working to help ensure that the 26 per cent of Australians who do not use the internet is a statistic that will be rapidly shrinking in the future’ Senator Conroy added.

To view more images of this launch please click here.

To find out more about DeakinPrime’s involvement with the NBN please contact kathy.barakis@deakinprime.com