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  • Senator Stephen Conroy resigns

    ​Senator Stephen Conroy has announced his resignation from parliament in a speech tabled last night that named the NBN has his ‘greatest contribution’.

    Written by George Nott16 Sept. 16 10:56
  • NBN Co to test Aurora fibre plan in Tasmania

    NBN Co will soon trial a proposal by Aurora in Tasmania to string fibre along power lines to reach homes, according to NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski.

    Written by Adam Bender25 Feb. 14 13:47
  • Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety program unveiled

    The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) on Cybersafety program for 2013 has been launched with the first online discussion forum taking place with primary school students in the Northern Territory, South Australia and West Australia tomorrow.

    Written by Hamish Barwick18 March 13 12:39
  • Rural and regional Aussies to get better broadband from space

    Communications minister Stephen Conroy claims two satellites, to launch in 2015, will offer broadband services to the bush that will be faster than most people receive in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney on the current copper network today.

    Written by Byron Connolly04 March 13 14:26
  • Adobe CEO dodges IT pricing issue at office opening

    Adobe's CEO, Shantanu Narayen, was today quizzed over the Australian pricing of Adobe software products at the launch of the software company's new office in Sydney.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett14 Feb. 13 17:01
  • DBCDE signs off on Broken Hill fibre link

    The Broken Hill fibre backbone link, part of the Federal Government’s $250 million Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP), has finally gone live two months later than previously planned.

    Written by Chloe Herrick21 Nov. 11 16:32
  • Role of TIO needs to grow: Conroy

    The telco industry will continue to be hounded by watchdog groups, such as the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO), to provide better customer service, Senator Conroy has said.

    Written by Lisa Banks07 Sept. 11 11:04
  • NBN switched on in Townsville

    The latest mainland test site of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been switched on, with Townsville becoming the first Queensland location to be connected to the network.

    Written by Lisa Banks01 Sept. 11 13:01
  • NBN the answer to disability and disadvantaged: Conroy

    Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has sought to position the National Broadband Network (NBN) as a means to connect those who are digitally isolated as a result of age, illness or disability.

    Written by Chloe Herrick17 Aug. 11 13:14
  • OPEL would be serving bush broadband today: Turnbull

    Federal opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull has used his National Press Club address to argue the decision to scrap the Howard government’s OPEL network for an NBN has denied the bush broadband services over the past three years.

    Written by Rodney Gedda03 Aug. 11 14:37
  • NBN costs 'thousands less' than today's fibre: Quigley

    At the launch of the next trial site of the National Broadband Network in Kiama, NSW today, NBN Co chief Mike Quigley said concerns about pricing for Internet access are unfounded as fibre connections cost "thousands" already.

    Written by Rodney Gedda29 July 11 11:01
  • Conroy outlines online services push

    Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, yesterday told an IBM Smart Government conference in Canberra that research by his department indicates people prefer to access government services online.

    Written by Hamish Barwick23 June 11 09:51