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Tell us your regional telecommunications issues

25 /06/ 2015 Comments are Closed

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VTIC has welcomed the opportunity for regional tourism businesses and organisations to provide comments on the 2015 Regional Telecommunications Review Issues Paper.

We’re asking our 470 regional members to send us their comments on the Issues Paper by Wednesday 8 July 2015 so that we can make a tourism sector submission to this important review.

This is a chance for regional tourism operators to voice their concerns about issues including a lack of coverage and insufficient bandwidth in their area, which affects their ability to adequately service visitors.

The Federal Government establishes a Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) every three years to examine telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia.

The Committee will consider whether regional communities have equitable access to telecommunication services that are of importance to those residents and are currently available in urban areas.

In conducting the review, the Minister for Communications has asked the Committee to have particular regard to the Government’s National Broadband Network (NBN) and Mobile Black Spot Programme policies in assessing the expected adequacy of telecommunications services.

Efficient and effective telecommunications services in regional areas have a huge impact on the tourism sector’s ability to contribute to economic and jobs growth. Therefore, VTIC views this review as an important opportunity to feed back to the Government case studies of the issues affecting the growth of tourism businesses.

Submissions must consider the issues contained in the Issues Paper.
Please set out your submissions to VTIC in accordance with the structure below, which is explained and outlined in the Issues Paper.

Submissions should be emailed to VTIC Policy Manager Megan Waring-Jones at mwaringjones@vtic.com.au by 5pm on Wednesday 8 July 2015.

View the structure for Your Submission to VTIC.

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