Western Queensland MP Bruce Scott says state funding towards extending fibre optic cable to remote communities will add weight to the case for federal support.

The Diamantina and Barcoo shires are working on a $21 million proposal so towns in their shires can access the National Broadband Network (NBN) via fibre.

The State Government last week committed $5 million and the councils have pledged the same amount.

Mr Scott, the LNP's Member for Maranoa, says the federal Coalition is still reviewing the NBN rollout but it does have a policy to co-fund projects like this.

He says he is hopeful the state funding will encourage federal support.

"It strengthens the case enormously because that means there is now 50 per cent of the cost of rollout covered, either by the Diamantina and Barcoo councils, and now the State Government contribution," he said.

"It really does underpin the whole case and I think it is going to make it a whole lot easier for us at a federal level, through our policy of co-funding of optic fibre cable, to see that become a reality.

"That NBN review will show where the deficits are and it is our commitment over the next three years to deliver to all Australians, high-speed internet at an affordable price, the same price in Brisbane as it would be in Birdsville.

"Part of that infrastructure need in those small communities will be extension of optic fibre from Longreach to Windorah and Boulia to Birdsville."

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