Telecommunications has enormous potential to overcome some of the regional development challenges posed by the NT’s vast distances, small population sizes, extreme climate, high service costs, and limited infrastructure. Despite this significant service shortfalls remain.

RDA NT is tackling these issues through a combination of targeted policy advice, research and infrastructure investment.

Remote High Speed Wireless Technology Pilot

The Remote High Speed Wireless Technology Pilot is a pioneering project. This initiative of the Northern RDA Alliance represents a partnership with RDA NT, RDA Kimberley, Central Desert Regional Council, and Distant Curve. The project involved connection of two remote...

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Broadband for the Bush

The Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA) arose in response to concerns that the NBN would not address the service gap between cities and the bush. B4BA is a strong, united voice focused on seeking the best possible communication outcomes for the 7% of Australians...

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Meeting the Challenges of a Digital Economy

In 2014 RDA NT conducted a pre-NBN rollout survey on the digital capability and capacity of NT workplaces across the government, business, and not-for-profit sectors. Meeting the Challenges of a Digital Economy captures the findings from this survey. The report...

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Telecommunications Reviews

Independent Review of Rural and Regional TelecommunicationsUnder Part 9B of the Telecommunications Act, the independent review must occur every three years.The committee delivered its report to the Minister for Regional Services, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, on...

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For more information on remote telecommunications:

Check the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network website for information about consumer rights, including fact sheets and tips, research, and industry news.
Check the Australian Communications and Media Authority website for information for industry, including tips, contacts for complaints, research publications and blogs.
Check the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman website for an independent dispute resolution service for small business and residential consumers.
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