Internet Part of Federal Election Promises
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As part of its electioneerings strategy, the incumbent Australian Liberal Coalition Government announced further funding for the provision of Internet points of presence (POP) within Australia to ensure access to Internet Service Providers at the cost of a local call.
Speaking at a recent National Press Club Address in Canberra, the Minister for Communications, Information Economy and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston, said an additional $11 million would be provided by the Government to ensure that 99.7% of the population can access an Internet Service Provider.
"This means that 100% of Australians will have unlimited local call access to Internet POPs," Alston said.
The election is due to be held on October 3.