As part of our series on the future of the NBN, iTWire had hoped to round off things with the opinions of Communications Minister Paul Fletcher and Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland, the two people who are in a position to actually decide on what the future of the network will be.
Applications for the Australian Government’s $53 million Regional Connectivity Program funding are now open, with the program aimed at providing targeted investment in local telecommunications infrastructure projects.
Australia’s telecoms industry association, the Telecommunications Society (TelSoc), has put its support behind the Federal Government’s creation of the Broadband Advisory Council which the government says is designed to ‘maximise’ the country’s economic upside and increase digital connectivity.
The Australian Government has established an Australian Broadband Advisory Council to provide it with advice on maximising the “economic upside” of increased digital connectivity for Australian businesses and consumers.
Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has said the government will continue to upgrade the national broadband network in line with emerging demand in the years ahead – but offered no concrete plan as to how this would be done.
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges again, the company that is rolling out Australia's broadband network has announced it would be sacking 800 employees before the end of the year.
The Federal Government has warned that the telecommunications regulator ACMA is actively undertaking compliance checks to ensure mobile providers are complying with new measures and standards designed to protect Australians from fraud and identity theft, including mobile porting scams.
New legislation has just come into force in Australia, enshrining in law access to broadband services for all Australians regardless of where they live, and which the Federal Government says "guarantees" broadband access for everyone.
It now appears to be perfectly clear what kind of public broadcaster the Coalition Government wants: a pliant set of robots who scrape and curtsy every time their glorious masters are sighted. Something more in the style of India's Doordarshan and All India Radio.
A 32-page study titled The Gigabit Gap, released by Huawei Australia, the Telecommunications Association and consultancy OMDIA (formerly Ovum) on Monday, has come to the conclusion that it is time for the Coalition Government and the NBN Co to begin planning for the next stage of the national broadband network upgrade.
Free Wi-Fi is now available at 19 train stations on the rail line from Hornsby to Wyong in New South Wales, with Northern Sydney and Central Coast residents in the State getting greater connectivity on their daily commute.
The Australian Government has opened consultation on reforms to modernise Australia’s spectrum management framework.
National broadcasters the ABC and SBS are each receiving $2 million in funding from the Federal Government to provide audio description on television programs, making content more accessible for blind and vision impaired Australians.
The Federal Government needs to draft a statement of expectation as to what it expects to happen to the national broadband network next, after the network rollout is officially over at the end of the month, veteran telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says, adding that otherwise Australia will continue to languish in the broadband wilderness.
The Federal Government’s failure to get a bill passed through parliament reducing the regulatory burden for regional commercial radio and television broadcasters, has been slammed by the Labor Party.
Online shopping activities have increased since the COVID-19 crisis began, with a groundswell of support from consumers wanting to “buy local”, according to a new study by National Broadband Network operators NBN Co.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is continuing to try and lobby the Australian Government to reconsider the ban on the company, with a letter sent to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts detailing the adverse effect that poor connectivity would have on rural and regional areas.
Connections to the National Broadband Network are ahead of schedule - with 11.5 million home and businesses already connected - and the Government announcing that network builder NBN Co has already reached its 2019-20 end-of-year target
More than 100,000 Australian homes and businesses now receiving fast broadband through the National Broadband Network’s the Sky Muster satellite service, with increasing demand for the service as new customers are added to the network.
The Federal Government says the growing shift to use of online services by Australians during the COVID 19 pandemic demonstrates the critical role of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in boosting the nation’s productivity, connectivity and social cohesion.
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