The newly re-elected president of Australia’s Telecommunications Association (TelSoc), Reg Coutts, says Australia has fallen “somewhat behind” its APAC neighbours in recent years in developing the technologies that will be required to flourish in the 21st century.
Internet Australia, the not-for-profit peak body that represents Internet users, has called for a national debate on the importance of broadband in the wake of reports that the volume of consumer complaints about the NBN has more than doubled in the June to December 2016 period.
Internet Australia has taken up the “good debt, bad debt” pre-budget debate sparked by the Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, with IA chair Anne Hurley calling on both the government and the opposition to ensure that funding going to the National Broadband Network is good debt.
Internet Australia has called for a new parliamentary inquiry into the Data Retention Act following revelations last week that the Australian Federal Police had admitted illegally accessing a journalist's metadata.
Australia’s new data retention laws nominally come into effect tomorrow — Good Friday — but Internet Australia still maintains the scheme is unlikely to fully achieve the federal government’s aims.
Internet Australia has again called for an end to what it calls “the politics of the NBN” and urged politicians to get behind a new bipartisan broadband policy before it is too late.
Internet Australia has come out in strong support of the federal government’s decision to fund a broadband performance monitoring programme to be run by the ACCC, and the benefits to consumers able to access independent information on their Internet speeds.
Kenya stands 21st in the world in Internet broadband speeds — 30 ranks above Australia in the latest Akamai quarterly report. And this is being pointed to by advocates of a largely fibre set-up at home as one more indicator that something needs to be done urgently to fix the rollout of the National Broadband Network.
The peak body that represents Australian Internet users has expressed concern that the new wholesale pricing mechanism announced by NBN Co on Friday will entrench big telecommunications companies' market dominance.
EXCLUSIVE: Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton is moving on after more than two years at the helm of the advocacy and lobby group representing Internet users.
EXCLUSIVE: The newly appointed chair of Internet Australia, Anne Hurley, has reacted angrily to a media report that she has backed away from IA’s advocacy of a full-fibre network for the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Broadcaster, social media and interactive media content producer, Chris Winter, has joined the board of Internet Australia.
Internet Australia has a new chair, with lawyer and former chief executive of telco industry body Communications Alliance, Anne Hurley, appointed to the role and taking the opportunity to show her disapproval of the National Broadband Network and its mix of technology..
John Stanton has been named as CEO of Communications Alliance, to replace Anne Hurley who announced last year that she would step down in 2010.
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