Data donations can close digital divide for struggling Australians

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The Daily Telegraph; July 20, 2022

Australians are being encouraged to close the digital divide by donating some of their data to provide much-needed internet access to struggling families and individuals.

Anglican Community Care Murraylands homelessness service manager Thanuja Hiripitiyag.

Optus’ Donate Your Data program has helped more than 25,000 Australians stay connected through partnerships with various charities and organisations.

One of these charity partners is Good360, an organisation that connects new goods donated by businesses to people and communities who need them most.

“Donate Your Data is a unique service that enables Optus customers to donate some of their data each month to young people across Australia through our charity partners including The Smith Family, Mission Australia, Good360, ABCN, KARI Foundation, yourtown, The Story Factory, and Sydney Children’s Hospital,” says Matt Williams, Optus’ managing director of marketing and revenue.

Read the full article over at The Daily Telegraph.

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