Mount Buller will soon have access to faster and more reliable wholesale broadband speeds of around one gigabit per second, which are significantly faster than satellite services currently available.
Through the Connecting Victoria program, the alpine town is one of more than 180 locations across Victoria to get faster broadband, 150 of them in regional and rural Victoria.
An extra 2,000 kilometres of fibre will be installed, in addition to the 1,000 kilometres of fibre already planned for rollout over the next three years – almost the distance between Melbourne and Cairns.
More than 130,000 businesses and households will benefit from digital upgrades through the $250 million Connecting Victoria broadband program, thanks to partnerships with NBN Co, Opticomm and Swoop.
For more than 40 Victorian towns, including Baw Baw, Talbot, Toolangi and Merino, the new infrastructure will provide access to fixed wireless services for the first time, delivering significantly faster speeds than currently available through satellite internet services.
All fibre funded through the program is due to be rolled out by mid-2025, with some locations being able to connect from mid-2023.