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Thursday, 18 August 2011

NBN the answer to disability and disadvantaged: Conroy

Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has sought to position the National Broadband Network (NBN) as a means to connect those who are digitally isolated as a result of age, illness or disability.

Addressing attendees at the National Digital Inclusion Summit, Conroy said the NBN would enable socially isolated Australians to chat, browse and shop, access services and information and connect with their community outside the walls of their home.

“For many isolated Australians the walls or their home define the world, setting the boundaries of their social contact. The internet has the power to dissolve those walls,” Conroy said.

Being disabled the NBN will be a god send for me, I basically live online, well I do go out every now and then, but the net brings the world to me, right inside my home.

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