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Better broadband for Gloucester.



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Media Release

Bob Baldwin MP

Federal Member for Paterson 5th July 2004

BETTER BROADBAND FOR GLOUCESTER Residents in the electorate of Paterson will get better deals for broadband services with help from a demand aggregation broker funded by the Howard Government.

The Federal Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin announced today that the Government would provide $74,552 to the Gloucester On-line project to engage a broadband demand aggregation broker for the region.

“This reflects the Howard Government’s continuing commitment to ensuring that regional Australians benefit from the same technological advances as their city cousins,” Mr Baldwin said.

“This funding will allow the development of strategies to encourage the delivery of broadband services across the Gloucester region including the areas of Barrington, Stroud and Krambach.”

The 18 month demand aggregation broker project will provide opportunities for residents and businesses in this region to improve their Internet speeds.

The project will also look at opportunities and strategies for improving health service delivery in the region through tele-health applications and remote diagnostics.

“This project will also assist the Gloucester Shire Council in their delivery of services to the community,” Mr Baldwin said.

The demand aggregation brokers program is an important component of the Government’s $142.8 million National Broadband Strategy.

More information on the demand aggregation brokers program is available at http://www2.dcita.gov.au/ie/framework/broadband