Mid West high-speed broadband rollout underway

Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan launching broadband towers in the Mid West
Pictured at the launch of the Digital Farm Grants program’s Mid West high-speed broadband service (from left) are Logic IT Solutions director Nick Van Namen, Mid West Development Commission (MWDC) board member Lara Dalton, Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan, Agricultural Region MLC Darren West, and MWDC chair Todd West. 

The first 12 telecommunications towers of the Digital Farm Grants program in the Mid West have been completed, benefiting about 500 farmers in the region.

Geraldton company Logic IT Solutions was responsible for the installation of the towers, which enable Chapman Valley and North Midlands farmers to connect to enterprise-grade broadband with speeds of up to 250 Mbps.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Digital Connectivity team at Geraldton recently hosted Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan, who officially switched on one of the Mid West network towers.

The State Government has invested $1 million towards this network, which has triggered an additional $1.5 million in investment in cash and value-in-kind from Logic IT Solutions, local shires and grower groups, helping local farmers stay globally connected.

The Digital Farm Grants program is a $5 million State Government initiative, administered by DPIRD.

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