“School Student Broadband Initiative” for Eligible Families

Yesterday, the school received the following letter from our Federal Member for the seat of Grey, Mr. Rowan Ramsey MP – it outlines the details of the Australian Government’s School Student Broadband Initiative. Eligible PLHS families are encouraged to access the scheme.

To boost education opportunities and narrow the digital divide, the Australian Government is providing up to 30,000 eligible families with no internet at home a free National Broadband Network (NBN) service. Originally a 12-month commitment, the initiative has been extended meaning:

  • The period in which a family can nominate to receive a free service is up to 31 December 2024.
  • The duration of free services will continue until 31 December 2025 for all existing and new families.

To be eligible, a family must:

  • Have a child living at home that is enrolled in an Australian school.
  • Have no active broadband service over the NBN network.
  • Live in a premise where they can access a standard NBN service.
  • Not have had an active NBN service during the previous 14 days.

Families can directly contact the National Referral Centre to have their eligibility assessed or be referred by a participating nominating organisation.

For further information, please go to: School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI) | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

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