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  • NBN will cause a social tipping point: Senator Kate Lundy

    The National Broadband Network (NBN) will give the Government the incentive it needs to invest in the digital sector, according to ACT Senator Kate Lundy who spoke at a Wikimedia event in Canberra today.

    Written by Dahna McConnachie07 Aug. 09 12:50
  • Gov't wants $24k for access to NBN documents

    The Federal Government has hit the Opposition with a $24,000 fee to access documents concerning the fate of the original National Broadband Network proposal.

    Written by Daniel Bishton23 July 09 15:59
  • Quigley appointed NBNCo chief

    The Rudd Government has chosen former Alcatel COO and president Mike Quigley as executive chairman of the NBNCo.

    Written by Computerworld Staff27 July 09 09:26
  • Tassie towns first on NBN

    The three regional Australian towns to be the first to connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) were named at the weekend.

    Written by Computerworld Staff27 July 09 12:25
  • First leg of NBN rolled out in Tasmania

    The first stage of the National Broadband Network has begun in Tasmania with an open competitive tender for fibre optic cable by Aurora Energy.

    Written by Daniel Bishton16 July 09 16:57
  • New report outlines post-NBN digital economy

    A new federal government paper that outlines goals for Australia’s digital economy following the roll out of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been well received by peak industry bodies.

    Written by Daniel Bishton14 July 09 15:01
  • Conroy releases digital economy direction report

    Federal communications minister Senator Stephen Conroy has officially launched a new report Australia's Digital Economy: Future Directions calling it a landmark event to chart Australia's digital future.

    Written by Rodney Gedda15 July 09 10:46
  • Calls for Tasmanian premier to take on ICT role

    Tasmania's peak ICT industry body, TasICT, has called for the State's Premier to help build the ICT industry and leverage the NBN by taking on a new ministerial role.

    Written by Kathryn Edwards10 July 09 14:19
  • Aussie Internet turns 20

    This week marked 20 years since Robert Elz and Torben Neilsen completed the first circuit that brought the Internet to Australia.

    Written by Darren Pauli24 June 09 17:19
  • Optus calls for Telstra Split

    Optus has today called for the structural separation of Telstra in a response to a government regulatory reform paper.

    Written by Darren Pauli03 June 09 13:27
  • ACS scolds govt for lax investment

    Federal and state governments have come under fire from the Australian Computer Society (ACS) for what it claims is insufficient support of the IT industry.

    Written by Darren Pauli26 May 09 10:59
  • Govt halves $4.7b NBN

    The federal government will borrow about half of its initial $4.7 billion investment into the National Broadband Network (NBN).

    Written by Darren Pauli27 May 09 11:03
  • A fallow budget for ICT

    Australia’s peak technology organisations have expressed optimism that Tuesday’s federal budget will be kind to the information technology sector. But this is tempered by knowledge that the NBN will dominate ICT expenditure over the next few years.

    Written by Joshua Gliddon11 May 09 15:29
  • Government hands down a broadband budget

    The government’s National Broadband Network (NBN) stole the lion’s share of the federal government’s IT budget, delivered in Canberra last night by Treasurer Wayne Swan, along with a swath of broadband-related initiatives, while remaining cash was tipped into existing projects.

    Written by Darren Pauli13 May 09 14:13
  • CSIRO developing 100Mbit wireless broadband

    Wireless technology currently in development by the CSIRO may be the key to bringing a cost effective National Broadband Network to regional and rural Australia, according to the national science organisation.

    Written by Tim Lohman27 April 09 11:59