Internet Part of Federal Election Promises


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

“This means that 100% of Australians will have unlimited local call access
to Internet POPs,” Alston said.

The announcement, part of the Coalition Party’s election policy follows on
from a recent decision to invest $25 million into providing regional POPs
and the additional funding brings the total amount being spent to $36

The election is due to be held on October 3.

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