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Bush communications coalition welcomes new regional connectivity grants program, calls for communities to get involved


This week the Australian Government’s $53 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) competitive grants opened for applications, a milestone welcomed by the Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC). The RCP grants will fund infrastructure to provide mobile or broadband services that provide both economic and social benefits and directly address the needs of a regional, […]

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30 July 2020


(RRRCC) Consultation on design options for Round 5A of the Mobile Black Spot Program


he RRRCC has strongly supported the MBSP since the Coalition was first formed, and we recognise the significant impact that MBSP investment has had in improving mobile coverage in regional, rural and remote areas. This makes a material difference to the lives of those who live and work in – and visit or travel through […]

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1 July 2020


(RRRCC) Consultation on design options for Round 5A of the Mobile Black Spot Program


The RRRCC has strongly supported the MBSP since the Coalition was first formed, and we recognise the significant impact that MBSP investment has had in improving mobile coverage in regional, rural and remote areas.  This makes a material difference to the lives of those who live and work in – and visit or travel through […]

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26 June 2020


RRRCC: Bush communications coalition welcomes new mobile base stations


The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC) welcomes today’s announcement from the Federal Government which will see regional Australians benefit from 182 new mobile base stations as part of Round 5 of the Mobile Black Spot Program. Access to reliable communications is vital for Australians living in rural, regional and remote communities, especially during […]

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21 April 2020


(RRRCC) Regional Connectivity Program Grant Opportunity Guidelines – draft


The RRRCC believes that Australian society and the economy stand to gain from having regional, rural and remote areas digitally connected. The Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) grants is an important initiative that responds to findings of the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review and will help deliver on the RRRCC’s goals for equitable voice and data services […]

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18 March 2020


(RRRCC) Digital Technology Hub — consultation paper


The Digital Tech Hub is an important initiative that will help to deliver on Goal 4: Digital capacity building for regional, rural and remote Australia, and the RRRCC welcomed the government’s 2019-20 Budget commitment to establish the Hub. The RRRCC believes that Australian society and the economy stand to gain from having regional, rural and […]

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28 February 2020


(RRRCC) Design of alternative voice service trials – request for comments and expressions of interest


The RRRCC asks that any alternative technologies for voice service delivery be proven to have greater reliability and performance quality for regional, rural and remote customers. This is directly relevant to the department’s consultation on the design of trials for delivery of alternative voice services. The RRRCC understands that this program is a trial, but […]

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10 February 2020


(RRRCC) NBN Pricing Review Consultation Paper 2


The NBN project has the potential to deliver a multitude of economic and social benefits. Access to communications services has been proven to increase average household income and employment.2 Digital connectedness reduces costs,3 boosts productivity, and delivers better social engagement, health, and wellbeing. These benefits should be shared with all Australians. DOWNLOAD PDF FILE

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25 October 2019


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