Distance education students in regional and remote Australia will have access to dedicated broadband capacity – outside of their home broadband quota – and faster download speeds when the NBN launches its Sky Muster service this year.
Following work with departments of education and key stakeholders, NBN will be consulting with industry on plans to provide a separate 50GB monthly data allowance to eligible distance education students. Further trials and developments are planned for dedicated education video services over the coming year.
Launched into space in October last year, the Sky Muster satellite will help bridge the digital divide for people learning remotely and will also provide high-capacity broadband service to more than 250,000 homes and businesses when it begins transmitting this year.
More information about the data boost is available on the NBN website.
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