Joint media release
The Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts
The Hon Mark Coulton MP
Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government
The Liberal National Government welcomes today 's launch of NBN Co 's new Sky Muster Plus product, which will offer unmetered data for essential broadband activities like browsing, emails and specific software updates.
Sky Muster Plus will provide unmetered data for essential daily tasks, meaning that some online browsing activities like completing school work, banking, accessing health or government services, keeping your smart phone and PC operating system software up to date and simply staying in touch with work, friends and family through email will not contribute to a household 's monthly data allowance.
Speaking at today 's launch in Dubbo, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts the Hon Paul Fletcher MP said the Government was committed to delivering NBN products which better serve Australians.
“Sky Muster Plus is a great example of the flexibility of the NBN satellites, delivering tailored products to allow consumers to access greater benefits from their Sky Muster service,” said Minister Fletcher.
“I congratulate NBN Co on the new product. It shows they are working to improve services to keep regional Australia better connected.”
Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government and Member for Parkes, the Hon Mark Coulton MP said Sky Muster Plus users will have peace of mind that everyday tasks will have no impact on monthly data caps.
“Access to unmetered data for essential services will provide Australians living in regional and remote communities with more opportunities to embrace online services, including in my electorate of Parkes” said Minister Coulton.
“Today 's announcement will improve connectivity and provide families with a fast and reliable service to stay in touch with loved ones and build their businesses.”
This increase in capacity follows NBN Co 's increasing the average allowance by 50% and doubling of the maximum wholesale total data limits in October 2017 from 150 to 300 gigabytes.
The Sky Muster Plus product is now available on a variety of plans to eligible premises. For more information about the Sky Muster satellite service visit: www.nbnco.com.au
Minister Fletcher: Brad Hatch│0448 162 679 │Brad.Hatch [at] communications.gov.au
Minister Coulton: Steph Nicholls | 0417 314 920 | steph.nicholls [at] dfat.gov.au