Why is this website called Broadband for Seniors?

‘Broadband’ is a technical term used to describe wide bandwidth characteristics of a transmission medium. In the context of the Broadband for Seniors program, this term refers to the opportunity to broaden our minds by embracing modern information and communication technology.

Why is this website called Broadband for Seniors?2016-03-17T12:30:57+10:00

If I am not able to visit a BFS Kiosk location, can I still use the Online Tutorials offered on this website?

If you do not have a BFS Kiosk in the vicinity of your residence or cannot attend a Kiosk for health or any other reasons, you still can make full use of the Online Tutorials via your computer at home or any other location with Internet connection. If required, you can call the BFS Helpline to request initial assistance how […]

If I am not able to visit a BFS Kiosk location, can I still use the Online Tutorials offered on this website?2015-09-04T10:11:58+10:00

If I am not able to visit a kiosk, can I use the online tutorials at home?

If you do not have a BFS kiosk nearby or you cannot attend a kiosk for other reasons, you still can make full use of the Online Tutorials via your computer at home or any other location with Internet connection. If required, you can call the BFS Helpline to request initial assistance how to sign into and use […]

If I am not able to visit a kiosk, can I use the online tutorials at home?2015-06-02T17:46:01+10:00

What is a Broadband for Seniors kiosk?

A Broadband for Seniors kiosk is an Internet kiosk available to anyone 50 years or over, who wants to learn how to use a computer and surf the Internet free of charge.

What is a Broadband for Seniors kiosk?2015-04-29T14:22:02+10:00

Do I need to join an organisation before I can access the kiosk?

Broadband for Seniors kiosks are located in different types of organisations; for example, some kiosks are located in RSL Clubs. You should check with the kiosk host organisation about their individual requirements when you first make contact.

Do I need to join an organisation before I can access the kiosk?2015-04-29T15:52:31+10:00

What does the BFS training cover?

The training at a BFS kiosk covers:

  • word processing
  • web browsing
  • sending emails.

Additional training needs would need to be negotiated between seniors and volunteer tutors.

What does the BFS training cover?2015-04-29T14:18:00+10:00

Who can use Broadband for Seniors kiosks?

Primary users are senior residents of Australia aged 50 years and over. Secondary users are volunteer tutors who help/ support seniors, and the hosting organisation employees who supervise the kiosk.

Who can use Broadband for Seniors kiosks?2015-04-29T15:18:17+10:00