NBN data fix for regional students
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.