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  • ​NBN to reach 9.5 million buildings by 2018

    NBN has unveiled an ambitious three-year construction plan to connect the national broadband network to 9.5 million premises by September 2018.

    Written by Byron Connolly16 Oct. 15 10:20
  • Greens seek amendments to data retention bill

    The Australian Greens on Tuesday announced proposed amendments to the data retention regime to address major privacy and security protections that it claims are being stripped away by the Abbott/Shorten surveillance unity ticket.

    Written by Byron Connolly24 March 15 15:02
  • Updated: NBN Co releases strategic review

    At least 90 per cent of Australians would get broadband speeds of about 50 Mbps by year-end 2019 under a Coalition proposal to overhaul the NBN.

    Written by Adam Bender12 Dec. 13 12:18
  • Industry welcomes Turnbull as Comms Minister

    Malcolm Turnbull has been appointed Australia’s newest Communications Minister, and the telco and IT industry is optimistic about the impact he might have on the sector.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald17 Sept. 13 09:28
  • After the election: What next for the NBN?

    The National Broadband Network, Australia's largest infrastructure project, is set for a shake-up as Tony Abbott slots into the top job.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald06 Sept. 13 15:17
  • Internet filter idea a mistake: Coalition

    The Coalition is in damage control over its bungled internet filtering policy, with senior Liberals lining up to distance themselves from the embarrassing "mistake".

    Written by AAP & CIO06 Sept. 13 09:05
  • Updated: Coalition plans to filter Internet

    The Coalition last night announced that it would have an opt-out Internet filter policy, but quickly backtracked, saying that users will have the option to opt-in to use the filter.

    Written by Byron Connolly05 Sept. 13 19:40
  • Coalition ICT policy to focus on transparency, digital services

    The Coalition's ICT plan, unveiled today, focuses on improving transparency around government technology spending, encourage agencies to use cloud services and providing Australians with a free digital mailbox to receive communication from all levels of government.

    Written by Byron Connolly02 Sept. 13 11:24
  • Welcome to the digital enlightenment

    There was a great deal of debate last month after an engineer published a website showing the comparative speeds of the federal government’s NBN and the Coalition’s plan for broadband.

    Written by Daniel Wood12 July 13 13:51
  • Coalition NBN plan provides certainty: Macquarie Telecom

    Macquarie Telecom has said the Coalition’s NBN announcement is “great news” for businesses because it brings certainty that there will be an NBN if there is a change of government.

    Written by Adam Bender16 April 13 14:46
  • What is the future for the NBN under the Coalition?

    NBN Co has a 10-year plan for Australia’s high-speed broadband future, but a change in government after September’s federal election – with the latest Newspoll showing the Coalition with a lead of 52 per cent to Labor’s 48 per cent on a two-party preferred basis – has created uncertainty about the project’s future.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald12 March 13 14:00