Monday, 18 May 2020 01:51

COVID-19: Dodo, NBN Co offer 6 months of discounted access to online education services

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Telco Dodo says it is helping school-aged children in low income households access online education services as part of a new offer in partnership with NBN Co, the operators of the National Boadband Network (NBN).

Dodo has made its offer as part of NBN Co’s COVID-19 Education Assistance Package, with eligible customers to receive a monthly discount of $30 off Dodo’s nbn25 home broadband plan with 101GB of included data – for a total cost of $30 per month for the first 6 months.

But at the end of the six months, the plan reverts to the normal monthly cost of $60 per month, for a minimum total cost of $540 + $24.90 postage and handling over 12 months).

And in response to increased broadband demand due to COVID-19, Dodo has announced a temporary increase in the included data on 101GB plans to be unlimited until 30 June 2020. After the unlimited data offer has ended, broadband speeds will be shaped once the 101GB data allocation has been used.



“This is a great opportunity for families with kids at home to get connected to the nbn so they can access online education,” said Dodo chief executive Antony de Jong.

“The Education Assistance Package is made for families on a budget that have not yet connected to the nbn – we hope that this $30 monthly discount will help them keep their kids connected while they wait for schools to get back to normal.”

The Dodo offer is available to low-income households (who qualify for Family Tax Benefit Part A/B) with school-aged children who have not yet connected to the nbn, and Dodo customers currently connected to ADSL are eligible for the offer as they migrate their broadband connection to the nbn.

Dodo has set up a dedicated number for customers seeking to access the nbn Education Assistance package. To find out if you’re eligible, call 1300 124 516.

The offer is available to low-income households (who qualify for Family Tax Benefit Part A/B) with school-aged children who have not yet connected to the nbn. Dodo customers currently connected to ADSL are eligible for the offer as they migrate their broadband connection to the nbn.

 

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Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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