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The supporters of No Australian Left Offline want affordable broadband. Affordable broadband is a home internet service that enables all Australians to be online regardless of their personal circumstances or where they live, without putting them into financial stress. 

With all Australian government services to be available online by 2025, it’s more important than ever that there is No Australian Left Offline.

Over one million Australians will continue to have access to essential government services with affordable broadband. 

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The benefits of this Federal budget neutral policy

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Economic benefits of affordable broadband

  • Approximately $20 billion saved through move to online services

  • Stronger economy: increases in average incomes of 0.85% per person

  • New business & employment: up to 5400 businesses formed + an additional 3400 to 6400 self-employment opportunities in areas with high NBN rollout

  • Increased tax revenue through higher economic activity, and reduced unemployment

  • Reduced cost & barriers to access for households when accessing essential services, particularly for Australians in regional and remote areas

Without affordable home broadband

  • 1 Million+ low-income households at risk of not switching over to NBN

  • Children struggle to complete homework and keep up at school

  • Young people can’t prepare for the post-school world of further training, education or employment

  • Job Seekers find it difficult to get jobs and training to lift themselves and their families out of poverty

  • Elderly or less mobile people find it harder to access support services and overcome social isolation


In Australia there are one million households that are at risk of not switching over to the NBN because of the cost. This limits the opportunities of these households, and threatens the underlying economics of the NBN by reducing take-up of services. Reduced take-up means lower NBN revenues and reduced capacity to provide a return to government. 


How can we achieve affordable broadband?

ACCAN proposes a 50 mbps unlimited broadband service offered at a wholesale price of $20 per month by NBN Co to households receiving government financial support.

This would mean eligible households would pay approximately $30 per month for unlimited broadband – almost halving the current average cost.

We estimate that providing this concession to the 1 million + households on the lowest incomes can be Federal budget neutral, and support these households to be connected.


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