LEDC opens edge data centre in Dubbo


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 17 December, 2021

LEDC opens edge data centre in Dubbo

Leading Edge Data Centres (LEDC) has opened the third regional facility in its planned network of edge data centres on the east coast of Australia.

The new Dubbo facility, Dubbo’s first data centre, was opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. LEDC has committed a total of $7.7 million in funding for the facility.

LEDC is building a network of 26 edge data centres in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. The company has already opened facilities in Tamworth and Newcastle.

A report prepared by consultancy Social Ventures Australia forecasts that the new data centre will lead to the creation of 621 new jobs and contribute $57 million annually to the regional centre’s economy.

At the ceremony, Minister for Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie welcomed LEDC’s investment in regional data centre connectivity.

“Leading Edge Data Centres are as committed to ensuring regional connectivity as the federal government. We know that getting businesses and individuals connected in the digital age allows you to compete globally, and now it’s not just capital cities where that happens,” she said.

“This data centre will ensure that local businesses have a secure way to manage their data so that regional Australia can capitalise on the opportunities the 21st century is going to bring us with digital connectivity.”

Image: Lauren Ryder, Murray Wood, Dugald Saunders, Aunty Marg and Chris Thorpe.

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