A Social Enterprise

Countrytell as a social enterprise

Evolving from a not-for-profit approach, being a social enterprise ensures Countrytell has the commercial discipline critical to sustain broadband services in small communities.

As a social enterprise, Countrytell is determined to reinvest earnings in:

  • expanding the network across other regional communities,
  • working with communities to design networks and services to meet their individual needs and;
  • developing services and applications that will support economic and social development in regional Australia.

Countrytell will be sharing an exciting and vibrant future with the communities it covers.

What is a social enterprise?

Social Enterprises have been defined in Australia by the FASES research project as organisations that are:

…led by an economic, social, cultural or environmental mission consistent with a public or community benefit; trade to fulfil their mission; derive a substantial portion of their income from trade; and reinvest the majority of their profit/surplus in the fulfilment of their mission.