ACCAN recently submitted to the inquiry into regional telecommunications in Western Australia, focusing on mobile telecommunications failure during widespread power outages.

In the submission, we suggested the Standing Committee on Public Administration:

  • Ensure adequate auxiliary backup power in areas prone to frequent power outages.
  • Provide support for mobile roaming during a network outage.
  • Develop educational resources that build the digital and connectivity literacy of RRR communities in WA.
  • Develop resources to support small businesses maintain business continuity during power outages.
  • Ensure emergency communications adequately support people with disability.
  • Develop a strategic framework and plan for future development and investment in RRR communications in WA.
  • Support equitable voice and data services that meet minimum service standards.
  • Support the expansion of mobile coverage (both voice and data), along with increased capacity by improving data speeds.

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