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  • Powerlan joins IBES partner program

    IT services provider Powerlan's (ASX:PWR) telecom services subsidiary has jointed the Industry Partner Program at the University of Melbourne's Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling10 Sept. 10 16:58
  • Regional NBN puts emphasis back on wireless: Slattery

    Labor’s deal with the independents to roll out the National Broadband Network to regional areas first means it will now necessarily have to place a big emphasis on the wireless component of the network’s construction, according to Pipe Networks managing director and long-time NBN critic Bevan Slattery.

    Written by Renai LeMay09 Sept. 10 15:18
  • Gillard acknowledges NBN victory

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard invited Australians to reflect on the significance of Labor's National Broadband Network project going ahead, with its potential to deliver equivalent telecommunications pricing for the bush with metropolitan Australia.

    Written by Renai LeMay07 Sept. 10 18:17
  • Windsor backs Labor's NBN plan

    The three independents on whom the future government of Australia rests are increasingly giving off signs that they view Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) policy with enthusiasm.

    Written by Renai LeMay06 Sept. 10 11:52
  • NBN wholesale pricing still up in the air

    Potential revenue inflow for the company charged with rolling out Labor’s National Broadband Network (NBN) remains up in the air as it continues to negotiate final wholesale pricing with the industry watchdog.

    Written by James Hutchinson02 Sept. 10 17:11
  • NBN liked, ISP filter dogs Labor in election wake

    The National Broadband Network is likely to play a key role in the balance of power with the independents and Greens supportive of the project, however, mandatory Internet filtering remains a bugbear that many of the elected MPs continue to oppose.

    Written by Rodney Gedda23 Aug. 10 11:23
  • Quigley slams Abbott's broadband policy

    NBN Co chief executive, Mike Quigley, has delivered a stinging attack on the Coalition's broadband policy, publicly backing Labor's rival National Broadband Network project just days before the Federal Election.

    Written by Renai LeMay18 Aug. 10 14:21
  • E-Health records become a reality

    The Federal Government's $466.7 million e-health records scheme will shortly start to surface in patients’ lives in the real world, with Health Minister Nicola Roxon announcing three trial general practitioner networks that will start to implement the technology.

    Written by Renai LeMay17 Aug. 10 17:51
  • Greens drop Net filter in cyber safety policy

    A national broadband network is a necessity, but Australian's don't need a mandatory Internet filter to decide what is appropriate to view online, according to the Greens which announced its cyber safety policy today.

    Written by Rodney Gedda17 Aug. 10 10:37
  • Greens offer rival cyber-safety policy

    The Australian Greens has released its own cyber-safety policy to rival that of the two major parties, with the central planks being an obligation for ISPs to offer PC- or modem-based filtering technology to customers, stronger cybercrime law enforcement and better research and education in the field.

    Written by Renai LeMay16 Aug. 10 14:58
  • NBN Tasmania launch

    Last Thursday morning, the National Broadband Network was officially launched in Tasmania by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett.

    Written by Renai LeMay16 Aug. 10 10:45
  • New 1Gbps NBN opens for business in Tassie

    NBN Tasmania officially launched Australia's first national broadband network rollout today at Midway Point, northeast of Hobart, and in doing so the government also committed to a maximum access speed to one gigabit per second.

    Written by Rodney Gedda12 Aug. 10 10:44