Keeping seniors connected

Following on from the Broadband for Seniors initiative, further funding of $10.4 million will be provided over four years to support the 2,000 existing broadband kiosks around the country. An estimated 94,000 older Australians have utilised these kiosks to keep in touch with family and friends, or simply to find out what all this internet malarkey is about. More than a third of users had never used a computer before.

Following on from the Broadband for Seniors initiative, further funding of $10.4 million will be provided over four years to support the 2,000 existing broadband kiosks around the country. An estimated 94,000 older Australians have utilised these kiosks to keep in touch with family and friends, or simply to find out what all this internet malarkey is about. More than a third of users had never used a computer before.

Kiosks will be connected to the National Broadband Network as it is rolled out, offering faster connection speeds and more remote access.





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