Less than a week removed from voicing his concerns about how the region's internet will cope with more people working from home, George Fong has again continued pushing forward to help medical professionals during this difficult time.
Mr Fong's business Lateral Plains is developing software specifically for medical professionals to hold consultations via the internet.
He said while video conferencing programs already exist, the new initiative would focus on delivering a more tailored program for GPs.
"There is an increasing issue with GPs and medical practitioners being able to get online," he said.
"(Lateral Plains) is working on setting up a dedicated online consultation video service for them.
"Skype and Zoom can be effective, but we're going to tailor something for them that can be used going forward.
"We want this initiative to act as a platform to ensure regional communities are being looked after both now and after COVID-19 passes."
Mr Fong added he believes the government should have already been prepared to deal with an issue like coronavirus from an internet standpoint, however hopes it will act as a catalyst for change.
"I am frustrated because we have run into these issues when they could have been seen coming for years.
"The only upside of this is that Australia is going to learn how to work differently forever from here on, because we currently don't have the right infrastructure in place.
"We've known what regional Australia needs for a long time and it's taken the COVID virus to open other people's eyes that this infrastructure was needed some time ago."
As stage three of the coronavirus lockdown begins to roll in, Mr Fong predicted internet speeds would continue to slow and reiterated his belief the NBN is set for a significant test.
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