We are exploring alternative ways to deliver telephone services in rural and remote Australia.

20 December 2019

The Government is developing trials of alternative ways to deliver voice telephone services in rural and remote areas of Australia.

The trials aim to demonstrate and assess the effectiveness of new ways to deliver voice services in rural and remote Australia, potentially increasing choice for consumers in these areas.

The trials will be conducted as a part of the $220 million Stronger Regional Digital Connectivity package announced in March 2019. The package was a key outcome from the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review.

We have prepared a consultation paper that seeks comments on the design of the trials.

Interested parties are encouraged to provide their comments by 7 February 2020.