Indigenous Communications Program
Title: Indigenous Communications Program
Source: Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Australian Government
Date (published): 10/09/2009 (last modified)
Date (accessed): 11/11/2009
Type of information: government documents
On-line access: yes (HTML and numerous pdfs)
The Indigenous Communications Program is a $30 million initiative to help improve communications services in remote Indigenous communities...will provide essential telephone services, basic public internet access facilities and computer training for many remote Indigenous communities. The program is part of the Australian Government's response package to the Regional Telecommunications Review.
Over four years commencing in 2009-10, the Indigenous Communications Program will deliver:
* a fixed or mobile satellite community telephone to around 300 remote Indigenous communities that do not currently have access to a public telephone;
* ongoing monitoring and maintenance of around 550 Indigenous community telephones, comprising around 300 new phones and 250 existing phones; and
* in collaboration with state and territory governments, expanded public internet access and delivery of computer training in up to 120 remote Indigenous communities that have limited or no public access internet facilities.