nbn announces $150 million COVID-19 relief and assistance package

To help internet providers to support customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, nbn is establishing a $150 million financial relief and assistance fund. 

The relief fund aims to help internet providers to:

1 – connect low-income households with home schooling needs

2- support emergency and essential services, and

3 – assist small and medium-sized businesses and residential customers facing financial hardship. 

“We know that many Australian households and businesses are doing it tough, and that access to broadband services has never been more important,” shared Stephen Rue, Chief Executive Officer at nbn.  “As a national wholesale provider of broadband services, nbn has an important role to play in supporting internet providers connecting families with remote schooling needs for their children and keeping Australian households, small and medium businesses, as well as essential and emergency services connected.” 

For more information on the COVID-19 relief and assistance package, visit here.  To read about nbn’s responses to Coronavirus and what they’re doing to help you stay connected, visit here.

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