Australian Government inviting tenders to operate Regional Tech Hub

The Australian Government is now inviting tenders for the ongoing operation of the Regional Tech Hub for a period of three years from 1 July 2023.

The Regional Tech Hub currently supports people in regional, rural and remote areas with independent, factual information and troubleshooting advice to help them connect and stay connected to communications services.

The Regional Tech Hub has been operational since December 2020 and provides information via a website, online helpdesk, phone support line, discussion forum and social media.

The continued and expanded operation of a Regional Tech Hub supports the recommendation of the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) 2021 Report for a substantially enhanced and resourced Regional Tech Hub, and is a Government election commitment.

$6 million has been committed to expanding and extending Regional Tech Hub services under the government’s $656 million Better Connectivity Plan for Regional and Rural Australia.