Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Greater Dandenong council welcomes free student broadband

City of Greater Dandenong Mayor, Lana Formoso, has welcomed a Federal Government initiative that’s set to give local students access to free broadband internet.

The Government’s School Student Broadband Initiative is providing up to 30,000 families access to a free nbn service until the end of 2025.

“Council welcomes this initiative and the efforts being made to promote it to our residents,” Mayor Formoso said.

“We know there are many students in our city without nbn or reliable internet access. We
support people with free wifi in our libraries, community facilities and open spaces across our city, but having reliable internet at home makes a huge difference to a student’s success.

“Many families in our community are struggling under the current cost of living pressures and internet access might be a luxury they just can’t afford. We will be promoting this opportunity widely to our community.”

Dandenong MP and Minister for Government Service, Gabrielle Williams said access to broadband internet was essential for study, work and access to services.

“That’s why the School Student Broadband Initiative is so important, and it’s why the Allan Labor Government is investing $540 million in more reliable mobile coverage and faster internet,” she said.

The initiative will offer free broadband internet to eligible families until 31 December 2025.

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