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Displaying items by tag: Fiona Nash

Yangan and Emu Vale residents will receive "dedicated wide area mobile reception" with the site to be "co-funded by Optus, Queensland and federal governments".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Presumably in the hope that the regions will go all the way with VHA, the company has delivered expanded 4G coverage in Westdale in Kootingal as part of a $5.3 investment to build 15 new sites in New England this year.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield clearly believes in the slogan that a former Labor prime minister, Julia Gillard, used in her last election campaign: moving forward.

Published in Open Sauce

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield faced a grilling during his halfway NBN rollout media conference yesterday, over the negative experiences that some customers have reported. We provide the full transcript including journalists' questions and answers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Optus will invest $8.2 million of its own funds and $1.8 million from the federal government to set up 22 new mobile sites in Western Queensland.

Published in Mobility

Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton has questioned the Federal Minister for Regional Communications, Fiona Nash’s assertion that it is not the fault of NBN Co that users of the network are confused about the speed their broadband plans are meant to provide.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Vodafone continues to invest heavily in its mobile network in regional Australia, particularly in blackspot areas with limited or no network coverage, in response to what it says is growing demand for advanced mobile devices and services in regional areas.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

On Thursday, the NBN Co launched the second of two satellites that will be used to provide broadband access in some regions of Australia where other technologies cannot be used.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 06 October 2016 11:22

NBN Co launches second Sky Muster satellite

The NBN Co's second Sky Muster satellite launch took place this morning after being put off by a day due to bad weather.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:52

Dismal and disheartening: Barnaby on the NBN

The Nationals have done their rural and regional constituent base a huge disservice by supporting a Coalition policy that would dismantle the Government's National Broadband Network. And its Queensland senator Barnaby Joyce knows this better than anyone.

Published in The Big House
Friday, 30 July 2010 16:57

Election 2010: NBN broadband fibre mapped

The Gillard Government will take the advice of its KPMG-McKinsey implementation study and roll-out optical fibre in its national broadband network to 93 per cent of Australians - instead of the 90 per cent originally planned.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 08 March 2010 23:09

Burke back flip on 'Mad Cow imports'

Agriculture Minister Tony Burke has reversed a decision to allow beef imports from countries previously known to have been affected by BSE - more commonly known as mad cow disease - pending a full risk analysis of the policy.
Published in Health
Monday, 07 December 2009 16:06

Maverick no more? Barnaby aims for the House

The first time I met Barnaby Joyce – at a pub near Old Parliament House in early 2005 – he was in Canberra preparing to take up the Queensland Senate seat he secured at the 2004 election.

Published in The Big House
The telecommunications reform bill is listed for debate in the Senate on Thursday – the last day of the parliamentary sitting year – and despite seemingly impossible time constraints, Government remains confident that it will get to a vote.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 26 October 2009 17:07

Committee splits, but says yes to Telstra reform

The Senate committee investigating controversial regulatory reforms in the telecommunications sector has recommended the legislation be passed without delay, but not before Coalition senators put forward substantial objections in a dissenting report.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 23 October 2009 13:36

Nationals howling at the moon on Telstra reform

The Rudd Government's telecommunications reform package passed through the House today, and will be debated in the Senate next week in what is shaping to the most important the industry has seen in a generation.

Published in The Big House
Thursday, 01 October 2009 15:28

Nationals wary of NBN hard hats and fluoro

The Emissions Trading Scheme legislation isn’t the only issue that’s causing the Coalition parties to take a more critical look the partnership: The Liberals and Nationals are still to sort out how they will approach the National Broadband Network.

Published in The Big House
Thursday, 01 October 2009 13:57

NBN must roll-in to cities, not roll-out: Nationals

If a primary reason for building the $43 billion National Broadband Network was to provide better connections to under-served areas, there was 'no excuse' for not starting the build in regional Australia, NSW Nationals senator Fiona Nash said.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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