NBN data fix for re­gional stu­dents

Pilbara News - - News - Mitchell Wood­cock

Re­gional and re­mote school-aged chil­dren and univer­sity stu­dents’ ed­u­ca­tion will no longer have to worry about data lim­its thanks to the NBN Co’s Sky Muster, which will roll out a new plan next year.

Un­der the Sky Muster Plus prod­uct, some of the ed­u­ca­tional tools needed for these chil­dren will be un­metered on the data al­lowances, in­clud­ing web brows­ing, emails and crit­i­cal soft­ware up­dates.

Iso­lated Chil­dren’s Par­ents’ As­so­ci­a­tion fed­eral pres­i­dent Wendy Hick said the NBN Co was look­ing into the pos­si­bil­ity of un­meter­ing ed­u­ca­tional sites.

“Once they will be talk­ing to the providers, they will talk to the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ments and univer­si­ties as to how best do this,” she said.

“Even just be­ing able to do the web brows­ing un­metered will be fan­tas­tic.

“This is some­thing that peo­ple have been ask­ing for a long time.”

The Sky Muster Plus prod­uct was re­vealed on Novem­ber 12 and will help de­liver faster down­load speeds by pro­vid­ing ac­cess to a whole­sale 25Mbps prod­uct that can now burst above 25Mbps whole­sale speed when ap­pli­ca­tions and net­work sup­port al­lows.

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