The Western Australian Government recently sought feedback on a blueprint which outlines its vision and approach for making WA a digitally inclusive state.

ACCAN made a submission to this consultation and supported the blueprint’s four priority areas of connectivity, affordability, skills and design. These areas broadly align with ACCAN’s policy priorities and feedback we regularly receive about access to communications products and services. In our submission we provided a brief overview of these priority areas, with a particular focus on affordability and accessibility issues.

ACCAN’s submission also included information provided to us at a virtual roundtable with WA-based ACCAN members and other community organisations. This included feedback about the reliability and limitations of different technologies, mobile networks and public Wi-Fi in certain parts of WA, and the inaccessibility of information about broadband, particularly for certain groups of people in WA.

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