The NSW Government has announced a tender process for the updated $100 million Gig State project to improve internet connectivity outcomes for rural and regional communities currently underserved by the telecommunications market.
The Request for Information (RFI) invites submissions from the telecommunications industry about their current and planned upgrades across regional NSW, to ensure the government’s investments complement market plans and achieve better internet connectivity outcomes for communities where no future service upgrades are planned by the private sector.
Information collected through the RFI will ensure Gig State fulfils the project’s objective to deliver metropolitan equivalent speeds, pricing and service to the most underserved communities in rural and regional NSW, without duplicating infrastructure.
The RFI is the first step in the tender process for the updated Gig State project, with an open market process to follow in mid-2022.
Full details of the RFI are now available on the NSW Government’s eTendering website at https://bit.ly/gigstateRFI. The RFI will close at 10.00pm on Wednesday 20 April 2022.
Gig State is a part of the Regional Digital Connectivity program, funded by the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund, dedicated to major and transformative infrastructure projects that will deliver significant economic and social benefits for regional NSW.