Displaying items by tag: Paul Fletcher

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.

Published in Entertainment

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji are set to be the first Pacific countries to have access to more Australian television content delivered through the Australian Government’s PacificAus TV initiative.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australians have been warned about a campaign of misinformation linking 5G and the coronavirus, with the Federal Government urging confidence in the country’s stringent safety standards and decades of global scientific research about electromagnetic energy (EME).

Published in Health

The Federal Government has issued draft guidelines for a program which is designed to explore new ways to deliver voice telephone services to rural and remote Australians, and has now called for submissions on the guidelines.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telecommunications resilience in bushfire and disaster prone areas to ensure communities can stay connected during emergencies has been strengthened by a $37.1 million investment from the Australian Government.

Published in Government Tech Policy

National Broadband Network operator NBN Co has secured $6.1 billion in debt finance on external markets as part of the company’s inaugural long-term borrowing from private debt markets.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Government has set out its policy objectives for the allocation of two spectrum bands as part of its program to support the delivery of “world class” telecommunications services nationally.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The NBN Co, the venerable entity that has put in place the national broadband network, was in great spirits on Monday. proclaiming that it was ahead of its targets as far as activation of homes for connecting goes.

Published in Open Sauce

NBN Co, the operators of the National Broadband Network, is claiming an earlier than planned activation of connections to the network for more than seven million homes and businesses across Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Government has called for further submissions on its proposed policy update designed to improve the delivery of telecommunications in new developments.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australian doctors in general practice clinics will get free delivery of enhanced telehealth services with upgrades to the system delivered by NBN Co in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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