The Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA) hosts an annual forum to address the issues of Internet connectivity in regional, rural and remote Australia.
The 2018 forum will be held at Charles Darwin University, Darwin on 7-8th June 2018. It will be preceded by the Indigenous Focus Day on the 6th June, 2018.
The 2018 Forum VII “Digital Connectivity: What Next?” invites you to join us to consider the success stories and our shared digital evolution as we look to the future of digital technology and social inclusion in regional, rural and remote Australia.
- Proposal to introduce Indigenous Digital Inclusion as a Closing the Gap key performance measure (letter)
- Towards a digital strategy for the NT (recommendations)
- Media Release July 2017
- Forum VI Communique
About the Alliance
The Broadband for the Bush Alliance (B4BA) is an alliance of organisations that seeks to advance the digital capacity and capability of remote Australians. B4BA seeks the best possible communication outcomes for Australians not currently scheduled to receive fibre to the premise through the National Broadband Network and to advance unmet communication needs, as a significant related issue.
The key focus of the Alliance is:
- The expansion of mobile coverage
- Getting digital infrastructure right – both the rational use of existing infrastructure and expanding infrastructure
- Smart last mile solutions for small towns and communities
- Affordable pricing for telecommunications
- Improved digital literacy
- Good research to underpin remote communications policy
- Improving Indigenous communications programs