ACCAN awards seven new telecommunications grants

Australia’s peak communications consumer advocacy group, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), has today announced the seven successful projects that it will fund through the 2019 Round of the ACCAN Grants Program.

The ACCAN Grants Program funds projects to undertake research on telecommunications issues, represent telecommunications consumers, and create educational tools which empower consumers to understand telecommunications products and services and make decisions in their own interests.

The operation of ACCAN’s Grant Program is made possible by funding provided by the Commonwealth of Australia under section 593 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

A record 62 applicants from a variety of university, research, and community organisations applied for funding under the latest round of ACCAN’s Grants Program.

ACCAN CEO Teresa Corbin said that the organisation was very pleased to work with the successful applicants over the course of their projects.

“Our grants projects help us to greater understand a wide range of telco issues facing consumers, from access to communications in regional and remote areas, to emerging technologies. It also helps to get information out to consumers about these issues.” she said.

“We look forward to working with our latest successful applicants as they undertake these exciting projects.”

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