Communications Minister Stephen Conroy announced today that up to 400 new jobs will be created in Victoria from the rollout of the National Broadband Network.
“Through the National Broadband Network, all Australians will access fast affordable broadband, said Senator Conroy.
“The NBN will deliver tremendous economic benefits to Victoria and Australia through increased productivity, greater employment opportunities, and better access to information and services.”
“These benefits will arise across the full range of sectors from health care to education, small business, and the digital economy. “
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Conroy was speaking at the opening of a Corning fibre optic cable plant in Clayton and said Corning had agreed to invest more than $40 million in its Clayton operations, boosting levels to between 300 and 400 jobs when the NBN rollout hits its peak.