The NBN could also deliver your telephone service. The technology may be new, but using your phone will essentially be the same. At this stage Matilda will provide calls over VOIP as required.
In the future a sizeable percentage of Australian employees will have a teleworking arrangement with their employers. The NBN can make working from home easier with the ability to access a quality broadband experience and enabling you to use services provided over the NBN to access videoconferencing, virtual offices and giving you the ability to upload large files from the comfort of your own home.
Services delivered over the NBN have the potential to change the way we learn and teach. The NBN may help more Australians to easily access a greater education wherever they live. For kids in a small school in the outback, a single mum studying from home, or a disabled student, that's a brighter future.
The opportunities for advancements in medical technology are one of the most exciting aspects of the NBN. The expansion of access to care through interactive internet consultations, supporting telemedicine and addressing health shortages through internet based care are some of the ways that services are expected to be offered over the NBN to address the medical gap between urban and regional Australians. In the future, regional patients could have access to online services that provide the ability to consult with their specialist and local doctor simultaneously via video conference. This will provide greater comfort as well as possible time savings and reduced cost.
The NBN will be used by service providers to offer you a broad range of entertainment choices including; internet connected television streaming video-on-demand services, super fast online gaming and high quality video calling from your lounge room. Of course, you will also need the right software, equipment and in-premises connection to access these services.
The NBN will help companies overcome the barriers of distance. Access to high speed broadband will give businesses the opportunity to increase productivity, save time and money and the ability to compete on a global scale. The services provided over the NBN will open up opportunities for businesses to hold virtual meetings or liaise with suppliers across Australia online - potentially saving time and costs associated with travelling.