Displaying items by tag: Mitch Fifield

The National Broadband Network has successfully launched its wholesale broadband satellite service Sky Muster which will bring fast broadband access to around 400,000 rural, regional and remote Australians.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Labor’s announcement that it plans to construct a fibre-optic network in north-west Tasmania, if elected, to deliver National Broadband Network services to the area has been lambasted by the federal government as an ‘unfunded’ misuse of government business funds.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 20:18

First nbn FTTN area to go live in W.A.

The National Broadband Network has marked a new milestone with the first FTTN area in Western Australia set to go live from Friday this week in the Perth suburbs of Cannington, Wilson, Langford and Beckenham.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A new line of 'innovative' cables, using FlexTube technology, are claimed to potentially halve the cost of joining cables as the National Broadband Network (nbn) rollout continues across Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, has attacked the Labor Party, saying it still does not have an nbn policy and claiming that Labor appears to be preparing to “backlflip” from its long-held position on the broadband network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield has poured cold water on media reports that a leaked government document has found that the National Broadband Network has fallen behind its rollout schedule and is not meeting its targets.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 13:40

Govt flags changes to telco consumer safeguards

The Federal Government has acknowledged that adjustments need to be made to current consumer safeguards to stay up-to-date with changes to available telecommunications technologies and consumer expectations.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Government NBN jobs are coming to Melbourne over the next four years thanks to NBN Co and the Andrews Labor Govt, and they’re all classed as ‘high-skill.’

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 26 October 2015 14:13

An nbn tsunami about to hit NSW Central Coast

Supposedly, thousands of residents of the New South Wales Central Coast are about to be hit by a giant “wave of superfast broadband” connections as the nbn ramps up the broadband network rollout.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Fifield fo fum, there is no change in comms law to come, be it meta or pirate’s dread, they’ll grind your data to make cyber bread.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

The new Cabinet and ministerial lineup under Prime Minister Turnbull has seen critical unresolved issues affecting the Internet, including site blocking and data retention laws, shifted from the attorney-general’s portfolio to the new Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

ACCAN, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has welcomed the appointment of Senator Mitch Fifield as Comms Minister and looks forward to working with him.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 21 September 2015 12:15

NBN completion date? My prediction is 2038

OPINION Australia's new communications minister, Mitch Fifield, the man who will be responsible for getting the National Broadband Network constructed, holds the Senate seat that was formerly held by Richard Alston.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Computer Society says lifting the supply of skilled IT professionals and other STEM-based occupations - as well as a greater focus on innovation - is key to grasping the opportunities Prime Minister Turnbull has said are being created in a globally connected, digital world.

Published in Government Tech Policy

In what can be described as taking a broom to the Cabinet, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made broad changes, including the appointment of a relatively unknown Victorian Senator to his former role as Communications Minister.

Published in Government Tech Policy




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