Understanding Telecommunications on the Mid North Coast

A desk covered in a variety of digital devices

By world standards, Australia is considered a leading digital economy. Australians are enthusiastic adopters of new technologies, especially those that help us feel more connected to our people and the world. Things are changing rapidly in this space: estimates suggest that Australia jumped 5 years in consumer and business digital adoption in 2 months at the beginning of COVID-19. This acceleration is evident in regional areas as well, with people relying on technology to work, study, rest and connect. 

Over recent years, there has been a concerted effort from all levels of government and telecommunications providers to deliver improved connectivity to more regional Australians. This is a response to a range of factors including significant natural disasters, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic such as increased demands to work and study from home, an influx of people moving from the cities to the region, and increased demand from businesses who need greater connectivity to participate and thrive. 

Here at Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (RDAMNC), we have researched the Mid North Coast telecommunications landscape, investigating what Federal and State Governments are doing to keep regional people connected, asking our local telcos about their work to provide connectivity to residents, and providing a guide to mobile and internet options across the region. We have broken up the information into different categories as follows:

Article 1: Understanding Telecommunications on the Mid North Coast: Federal and State Government funded programs

Article 2: Emergency telecommunications

Article 3: Mid North Coast mobile phone service

Article 4: Mid North Coast Internet Service Providers

Article 5: 3G, 4G and 5G – COMING SOON


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