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Inquiry Details

Transforming Life Outside Cities: the Potential of Broadband Services

On 12 November 2009, the Standing Committee on Broadband in Rural and Regional Services resolved to conduct an inquiry into the benefits and opportunities for rural and regional communities of having access to telecommunications (including broadband) and other technology services with a particular focus on: (a) improving government services and efficiency in service delivery, including in the areas of education, health and justice services (b) improving the level of engagement of rural and regional communities in public life through new technologies (c) investigating the potential economic benefits from new technology on commercial and business opportunities in rural and regional communities.
This inquiry was self-referred on 12 November 2009.

The Standing Committee on Broadband in Rural and Regional Services will inquire and report into the benefits and opportunities for rural and regional communities of having access to telecommunications (including broadband) and other technology services with a particular focus on: (a) improving government services and efficiency in service delivery, including in the areas of education, health and justice services (b) improving the level of engagement of rural and regional communities in public life through new technologies (c) investigating the potential economic benefits from new technology on commercial and business opportunities in rural and regional communities.


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