National Farmers' Federation

NFF welcomes Labor’s support for fixed wireless and satellite investment

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes Labor’s support for the recently announced investments into expanding the NBN Co. (nbn) fixed wireless network.

“I am pleased the Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland, has also committed to implementing the recently announced nbn fixed wireless investment plan, which is welcome news to regional Australians,” NFF Telecommunications Committee Chair and Roma farmer Peter Thompson said.

The commitment includes significant improvements in connectivity options, upload and download speeds, and data allowances for both the fixed wireless and satellite networks, plus further work with the nbn to reduce congestion on satellite services.

“Quality telecommunications and data access is as intrinsically linked to business, lifestyle, education and the health services of regional and remote Australians in the same way it is for urban Australians,” Mr Thompson said.

“A bipartisan approach to improving connectivity is a vital reflection of this,” Mr Thomson said.

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