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Amendment of Electronic Communications, Postal And Broadcasting Directions: Disaster Management Act

April 7, 2020

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has published amendments to the Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions in Notice 451 in Government Gazette 43209.

Amendments include the following:

  • The Electronic Communications Service Licensees and Electronic Communications Network Service Licensees with access to high demand spectrum must make available connectivity to 152 district virtual classroom platforms with minimum speeds of 10Mbs to support virtual teaching during the COVID-19 national disaster; and
  • All Emergency Centres are directed to display the national number for COVID-19 as published by the Department of Health.

The Directions came into operation on the date of publication.