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- Next steps
- Discussion papers and draft guidelines
- Final guidelines
- Fact sheets
- Further information on individual aspects of the Connect Australia package
On 17 August 2005, a $1.1 billion communications package for regional access to telecommunications services was announced.
Connect Australia aimed to improve broadband to people living in regional, rural and remote areas, extend mobile phone coverage, build new regional communications networks and set up telecommunications services for remote Indigenous communities.
In addition, the $2 billion Communications Fund was established and will be used to deliver an income stream to fund Government responses to the recommendations of future legislated reviews into regional telecommunications.
Related fact sheets and other information are available below.
- Backing Indigenous Ability discussion paper
Backing indigenous ability—Discussion paper (File size: 194Kb)
Backing indigenous ability—Discussion paper (File format: RTF, File size: 370Kb)
- Broadband Connect and Clever Networks discussion paper
- Mobile Connect discussion paper
- Strengthening competition and consumer protection measures
Strengthening competition—Fact sheet (File size: 42Kb)
Strengthening competition—Fact sheet (File format: RTF, File size: 153Kb)
- Regional telecommunications funding
Regional funding—Fact sheet (File size: 27Kb)
Regional funding—Fact sheet (File format: RTF, File size: 182Kb)
- Consumer safeguards
Consumer safeguards—Fact sheet (File size: 54Kb)
Consumer safeguards—Fact sheet (File format: RTF, File size: 203Kb)