While important progress has been made in recent years, the need for reliable, affordable, quality connectivity services remains as important as ever in regional, rural and remote Australia.
This is the message the Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC) delegation will deliver to Parliamentarians in Canberra today.
The RRRCC incorporates 21 respected community groups, advocacy and industry organisations dedicated to improving connectivity in the bush. Today 25 advocates from around Australia have travelled to Parliament House and are meeting with over 45 politicians to continue to raise awareness of regional communications.
Australian Communications Consumer Action Network CEO, Andrew Williams said that the group was a great demonstration of the power of collective action to instigate positive change.
“The RRRCC was formed in 2016 when a group of like-minded organisations came together to advocate for improved connectivity in the bush. While much has changed since then, the drive and determination of the group to improve the connectivity outcomes and opportunities for non-metropolitan Australians remains as strong as ever,” Mr Williams said.