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Aussie Broadband customers hit $200,000 milestone for charity

Media Release | Wednesday 21 July 2021 | 2 min read

Aussie Broadband customers have raised a staggering $200,000 through the Telco Together Foundation’s Small Change Big Change program, helping more than 19,000 young Australians.

Customers are given the option to add a $1 donation to their monthly bill to help young Australians in need.

Managing Director Phillip Britt praised Aussie Broadband customers for their generosity.

“Being good to people is a fundamental part of the fabric of Aussie Broadband. We’re so pleased that many of our customers share that view and have opted into the Small Change Big Change program, donating a dollar every month,” Phil said.

The telco joined the Small Change Big Change program in July 2019.

“We never dreamed when we started this partnership that it would hit a major milestone like $200,000. We want to sincerely thank our customers for participating; it’s their generosity that has enabled the program to reach this point,” he said.

100% of donations goes towards building resilient young Australians through the work of small, innovative charities ReachOut, Red Dust and Beacon Foundation.

Approximately 19,149 young Australians have been given access to a range of education and engagement programs that promote good mental health.

“Even more important to us is the impact that Small Change Big Change is having on the lives of young people across Australia. Building resilience for young Australians through mental health support, indigenous support and career mentoring is – let’s be frank – the bit that floats our boat,” he said.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing what Small Change Big Change can achieve for young Australians next.”

Cameron Foley, Operations Manager at Small Change Big Change presents Caroline Kennon, Community Impact Manager Aussie Broadband with our Yellow Certificate.

Cameron Foley, Operations Manager at Small Change Big Change presents Caroline Kennon, Community Impact Manager Aussie Broadband with our Yellow Certificate.

Telco Together Executive Director Renee Bowker added that the program also benefits the broader community.

“The organisations we support are charities but they’re Australian businesses too and these contributions have helped support over 60 staff who can continue to provide for their families and do the incredible work they do,” Renee said.

Telco Together General Manager Warren Sainsbury said the program is making a difference in the lives of young Australians.

“We can only do this through the generosity of partners like Aussie Broadband and their amazing customers.

“Small Change Big Change is growing, thanks to their support. This growth means that we can reach more young people and look at future opportunities to make an even greater impact,” he said.

“Aussie Broadband along with some other amazing telco companies are really getting behind this program and I can’t wait to provide more support for the future of our country – young Australians.”

More information about the Telco Together Foundation’s Small Change Big Change program can be found here.

All information contained in this media release, including references to costs, speed, and capability of the Aussie Broadband network, was correct at time of publication, and may have since changed.

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About Aussie Broadband Limited

Aussie Broadband is an Australian operated telecommunications company that was formed in 2008 and is based in Morwell Victoria, Australia.

The company's main focus is nbn® (NBN) subscription plans and bundles to residential homes, small businesses, not-for-profits, corporate/enterprise and managed service providers.

As a licensed carrier, the company provides these services through a wholesale agreement with NBN Co, a mix of leased backhaul infrastructure from third parties and its own network equipment.

The company also offers a range of other telecommunications services including VoIP, mobile plans and handsets, entertainment bundles through its partnership with Fetch TV and connections through its own fibre, the OptiComm network and its white label platform.

With its acquisition of Over the Wire, the company is also a Tier 1 voice provider, and offers a range of tailored cloud, connect and collaborate solutions to business, government and enterprise customers.

Along with being a proud member of the Pledge 1% Movement, Small Change Big Change and more, Aussie Broadband is a certified B Corporation and the largest telco in Australia to hold accreditation.

Aussie Broadband has remained Australia's Most Trusted Brand in Telecommunications since December 2020 and was more recently named Australia's Most Trusted Telco for the second year in a row at the Roy Morgan Trusted Brand Awards for 2023.