Volunteer bush internet support group swamped by desperate callers

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated August 31 2016 - 1:31am, first published August 30 2016 - 11:00pm
Strong signals: Alpha's Kristy Sparrow, centre, had the ear of Regional Communications Minister Fiona Nash and Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud in Longreach last week. Photo: contributed.

When the founder of the Better Internet for Rural Regional and Remote Australia Facebook group, Kristy Sparrow, met with Regional Communications Minister Fiona Nash in Longreach last week, she had plenty to talk about.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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