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Inquiry Details

Committee Progress Report

Progress report on the Committee's Activities: meeting rural and regional communication needs
The Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Broadband in Rural and Regional
Communities was established on 21 June 2007 to inquire into the needs of rural and
regional communities in relation to telecommunications (including broadband) and other
technology services and, in particular, to report on the following terms of reference:
(a) The availability of telecommunications (including broadband) and other technology
services in rural and regional communities;
(b) The benefits and opportunities for rural and regional communities of having access to
telecommunications (including broadband) and other technology services;
(c) Disincentives and barriers to the provision of telecommunications (including
broadband) and other technology services to rural and regional communities;
(d) The consequences for rural and regional communities of not having, or not having
adequate, access to telecommunications (including broadband) and other technology
services, having regard to likely future industry and technological developments; and
(e) Options for encouraging providers of telecommunications (including broadband) and
other technology services to extend services to rural and regional communities. 

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