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Toowoomba benefits from QCN Fibre partnership

26 June 2020

QCN Fibre has signed an agreement with Toowoomba’s Pulse Data Centre and Queensland internet service provider Over The Wire to provide better internet for businesses on the Darling Downs.

QCN Fibre is a Queensland Government telecommunications company jointly owned by Powerlink Queensland and Energy Queensland, with a mission to improve regional connectivity through leveraging spare telecommunication capacity in Government-owned fibre networks.

Queensland has over 10,000 kilometres of fibre optic cabling that is owned by the State and isn’t being used to its capacity.

This is being made available to carry business and residential internet and data services at capacities of up to 100 gigabits per second – in Toowoomba, that is about 10 times faster than current speeds.

The improved access will aid Queensland’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

QCN Fibre partners with local ISPs, as well as the major carriers, in regional Queensland to enable them to offer their customers much better backhaul capacity and internet speeds at very competitive pricing equivalent to established city-based data centres.

Toowoomba’s Pulse Data Centre was established in 2018 and built by engineering company FKG Group. It houses telecommunications and data storage systems in a high-security setting.

A significant investment in the region, the centre is attracting businesses which can now base their technology infrastructure locally.

For more information see QCN Fibre.

Photo of Toowoomba’s Pulse Data Centre

Toowoomba’s Pulse Data Centre has signed an agreement with QCN Fibre that will improve internet for local businesses. Photo: Qld Government.