Have your say about Telecommunications in your area
Phone and Internet users throughout regional and rural Australia have been given an extra opportunity to have their say on the telecommunications their areas need, said the Federal member for Parkes Mark Coulton today.
The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) is conducting one of its regular reviews into the adequacy of telecommunications, with particular attention to what consumers need to take advantage of the digital economy.
The deadline for submissions has been extended until 11 December.
“I would encourage anyone with an interest in regional telecommunications to have their say,” said Mr Coulton.
“Telecommunications and access to adequate communications is a major concern to constituents in the Parkes Electorate. On average my office would receive at least three complaints per week of poor mobile service, poor internet service, poor customer service by the service providers and even poor landline connections that are unreliable and out-dated.”
“This review will provide people with an opportunity to highlight the needs of their local area in terms of communications. With the current rate of technological development, it’s vital that we help shape the future to make sure we get the services we need.”
“The Review needs to hear from people in the Parkes Electoratewhether they’re running a business, involved in health care, studying via the Internet, or just using the phone to keep in touch.”
“If we have our say, we’re more likely to get the services we want.”
Full details of the Review, and how to make a submission, can be found at the RTIRC’s website - http://www.rtirc.gov.au/