PM connect with the Cape

The Prime Minister John Howard visited the Cape York Digital Network (cydn) centre in Napranum on the west coast of Cape York on Tuesday the 5th of August and experienced first hand the benefits the centre is bringing to local people.

“We always have a lot of kids using the computers and this was no exception”, said Sue Connolly, Community Manager with cydn. “They were able to talk to the PM about what they do on the computers and how they’re changing things up here.”

Each cydn center offers managed IP services and is equipped with computers with internet access as well as a videoconference unit. A wireless antennae allows other locations in the community to access the cydn network.

Mary Geddardyu from Goolarri Media also joined us from Broome by videoconference, said Ms Connolly. Mary G’s really popular over here so everyone was excited to be able to speak to her. She had a chat to the Prime Minister, and made us all laugh.

The event was part of Mr. Howard’s trip to Cape York that included a visit to the annual Cape York Land and Health Summit held at an outstation near the community of Aurukun. The Prime Minister was addressed by a number of leaders and responded with an expression of support for the initiatives being undertaken in the region.

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