Local, Independant and Effective
June 28, 2017

Action on SkyMuster data a win for rural broadband internet

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has congratulated NBN co for listening to regional customers and increasing data speed and capacity for those on the SkyMuster satellite.

“It’s good to see some action improving the access people in rural and remote areas have to broadband internet,” Ms McGowan said.

Many people in Indi have expressed concern for some time about affordability and value as they pay twice what their metro counterparts are paying for a limited satellite service, Ms McGowan said.

“Lack of access to the full potential of the NBN is causing people real hardship. People from Indi put in the most submissions to the recent inquiry into the rollout of any electorate and many of them referred to expensive and inadequate data plans with SkyMuster.”

Ms McGowan said she looked forward to further action on the NBN rollout in rural and regional Australia when the report is released from the inquiry by the Joint Standing Committee for the National Broadband Network.

“As a member of the committee, and a local representative, I will continue to push for effective action. There is still work to be done on ensuring adequate guaranteed service standards for rural and regional customers,” she said.


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