The report highlights the importance of
mobile coverage in regional Australia, the potential to maximise benefits
from the rollout of the nbn satellite and fixed wireless networks, and the
need to develop consumer safeguards to support regional Australia.
The report makes 12 key recommendations, including:
• improving the availability of mobile phone services, by
attracting new investment and better leveraging existing infrastructure
• establishing measures to ensure the nbn fixed wireless
and satellite networks meet the demands of consumers into the future,
• ensuring the funding and delivery of universal service
obligations and related standards remain appropriate as consumer preferences
People living in regional Australia rely heavily on telecommunications in
their everyday lives and the Government will give careful consideration to
the Committee’s recommendations before providing a response.
I thank the Chair, Deena Shiff, and Committee members Su McCluskey, Robin
Eckermann and Georgie Somerset for their efforts in consulting with regional
Australia and providing their recommendations to Government. I also thank
everyone who contributed to the review by lodging a submission or meeting
with the Committee.
The full report and list of recommendations is available at: www.rtirc.gov.au
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