AMA Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network
The AMA provided a submission on 20 March 2017 to the Joint Standing Committee’s inquiry into the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). The submission, which focuses on broadband access for regional, rural and remote health services, upholds the principle that all Australians, regardless of where they live or work, should have equitable access to high-speed and reliable internet services.
The submission highlights that the NBN is a necessary and worthy investment that is needed to enhance the important contribution made by regional areas to Australia’s economy. It notes that the economic and social benefits of advances in information and communications technology can only be fully realised through access to fast, reliable and affordable broadband services.