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School Student Broadband Initiative

Skymesh is proud to join forces with the Australian Government and NBN Co to provide free broadband to families in need. As part of the School Students Broadband initiative, Skymesh is committed to providing up to 50 megabits per second (Mbps) of fixed-line, Fixed-Wireless Plus, and Sky Muster Plus services to 30,000 families across Australia who currently lack internet access.

This initiative is a landmark step forward in providing equal opportunities for students and families, no matter where they live in Australia or how much they earn. Skymesh is honoured to be part of this solution and to deliver reliable and fast broadband services to those who need it the most.

“We believe everyone deserves equal access to the internet and to be able to receive a quality education. This initiative is a step forward in providing equal opportunities for students across the country,” says Stephen O’Shanassy of Skymesh. “We’re proud to be part of the solution and to provide reliable, fast, and affordable broadband to families who need it the most.”

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    Who is eligible?

    To be eligible:

    • A family with a student in their first year of compulsory primary school to year 12 that is nominated by a participating organisation.
    • A nominated family that has no active NBN service.
    • The student has access to digital skills training and devices to safely use the internet.

    How to participate?

    Eligible families with school-aged children can be nominated by participating schools, education authorities, charities, and community organizations. The free internet service will be available from the start of the 2023 school year.  Parents and schools can contact participating organizations for more information about how to be nominated.

    Once eligibility has been confirmed, you can activate your plan by calling Skymesh with your given voucher number. The plan offered will be a 12-month unlimited contract, with no lock-in, regardless of internet technology.

    What organisations are participating?

    The Smith Family, Catholic Network Australia, and Catholic Education WA have joined the initiative, with more organisations to be announced shortly.


    Skymesh is dedicated to connecting communities and delivering affordable, high-speed broadband to households across all of Australia.

    For more information on the School Students Broadband Initiative and Skymesh, please visit the government website or call us on 1300 759 637.

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