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Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA)
28 Mar 2011
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IRCA is the peak body for remote Indigenous media and communications. IRCA urges that remote Indigenous communities are connected using terrestrial broadband, rather than satellite, to enable high-speed two-way applications (videoconferencing, digital media distribution, on-line archives etc). Access facilities, relevant applications and affordability are the key to remote engagement. Effective communications will support sustainability of remote communities and avoid a widening digital divide.

The continuing need for telephony needs to be addressed by the NBN, particularly mobile telephony as a platform for communications, internet access, media creation and sharing.

See IRCA’s submission to the recent Inquiry on ‘Role and Potential of the NBN’: www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/ic/nbn/subs/htm (#82)

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