Armidale Data Centre Shows The Business Attractions Of The NBN

Last month, we listed Armidale in northern NSW as somewhere that might be worth moving to for its already-in-place National Broadband Network (NBN) access. Similar thinking appears to be behind plans to open a new data centre in the city.

Picture: Stephan Ridgway

Australian Data Centres, which already operates a data centre in Canberra, plans to spend several million dollars building the centre, which is likely to be near the University of New England (one of Armidale's main employers and, incidentally, where I got my own degree). Up to 40 jobs are said to be associated with the project.

One of the arguments for the NBN (in any form) has always been that it would make it less essential for people to work in large cities. While arguments over the best way to deploy the NBN are a long way from stopping, it would be good to see more of this.

Nod for data centre [The Armidale Express]


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