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A CALL has been made for the federal government to release a business case for the National Broadband Network and improve its investment in regional areas.
Federal MP and Shadow Minister for Regional Communications Luke Hartsuyker is urging his regional colleagues to support the Coalition’s Private Member’s Bill requiring Labor to make the business case.
The proposed legislation seeks to have the Productivity Commission release ‘an analysis of the availability of broadband services across Australia, identifying those suburbs and regions where current service is of a lesser standard or higher price than the best services available in the capital cities’.
“It is essential that all MPs representing regional areas support the legislation if they are serious about improving broadband services outside the main metropolitan areas,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“No matter what solution is adopted to deliver high speed broadband, it is vital that areas of the highest need are clearly identified.”