Cool new video on How to get the most out of your BTA membership

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Cool new video on How to get the most out of your BTA membership

What is the Broadband Today Alliance?

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What is the Broadband Today Alliance?

Get Up To Speed Intake 4

Registrations are now being accepted for Get Up To Speed Program Intake 4 which will commence in July/August 2013. We are accepting registrations from throughout Australia and even New Zealand this intake. Hook into it now!
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Get Up To Speed Intake 4


A new report, conducted jointly by Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Arthur D. Little and Chalmers University of Technology in 33 OECD countries, quantifies the isolated impact of broadband speed, showing that doubling the broadband speed for an economy increases GDP by 0.3%. read more..


High-speed, fixed-wireless broadband planned for Northern Rivers

NBN Co, has begun outlining plans to provide some smaller communities and rural residents in parts of the Northern Rivers with facilities dedicated to delivering high-speed, fixed-wireless broadband services.
Plans are currently being finalised for  facilities in seven council areas: read more...
High-speed, fixed-wireless broadband planned for Northern Rivers

Report - Smartphones & Tablet uptake in Aust.

The growth in smartphone usage has given rise to significant growth in mobile phone internet access and data usage. In comparison to other mobile phone users, smartphone users are:
* nine times more likely to go on-line via their handsets * four times more likely to purchase goods on-line * three times more likely to stream or download audio or video content * three times more likely to .... more...

Report - Smartphones & Tablet uptake in Aust.

A Day Made of Glass

Watch "A Day Made of Glass" and take a look at Corning's vision for the future with specialty glass at the heart of it. 
A Day Made of Glass

More NBN jobs for Queensland as Roma chosen for satellite ground station

Senator Stephen Conroy, and Labor Senator for Queensland, John Hogg, today announced that Roma in Queensland will be one of the ten towns across Australia that will host a National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite ground station. More...

More NBN jobs for Queensland as Roma chosen for satellite ground station

Welcome to Broadband Today

Welcome to Broadband Today. Here you can find how to access and use Broadband in your business, community or residence…today. This site includes material on the National Broadband Network (NBN) the Digital (broadband) economy in a format that suits you and your business or your community. ...Read More

9th April 2014 -The Broadband Today Alliance (BTA) released a White Paper today titled “What makes a Smart Community”. It emphasizes how Smart Communities are cities and regions that use information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance and diversify economies, solve social and infrastructure problems, support growth and enrich lives in the 21st century. Click here to view the Media Release BTA Whitepaper: Media Release - What is a Smart Community?
Click here to view the BTA Whitepaper: What makes a Smart Community?

Another example of leadership from the BTA - The NBN Telecommunications Regulatory Arrangements Submission prepared on behalf of our members. Click here to view:  BTA Paper NBN Telecommunications Regulatory Arrangements

Welcome to recent new members of the Broadband Today Alliance:
• Wanganui District Council (Marianne Archibald),
• Rural City of Murray Bridge (Mark Gillepsie),
• Gosford City Council (David Henderson),
• RDA Murraylands & Riverland (Nicolle Jachmann),

Recent Events:
April 9th 2014, 12pm – BTA National Seminar - Mobile Coverage. Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia and Online.
Included the following presentations:
* Mobile Coverage Programme - Phil Smurthwaite - Department of Communities
* Independent Broadband Testing Project -Cameron Bisley, Peta Jamieson - WBB ROC
* NBN Co-Development Program - Ben McCarthy & Serkan Aktas - NBN Co
Become a member to join our Online Meeting Environment for bi-monthly Seminars

The Sunshine Coast Council have developed a sub site designed for business and community members to access detailed broadband and digital economy information. With over 1500 unique visitors per month the competitive collaboration project is achieving strong recognition locally and helping their investment attraction program. See for yourself -

What cloud services do we use? Basecamp - Project management, administration, collaboration, information distribution, Business Catalyst - Web CMS, Dropbox - cloud and local sync files, GotoMeeting & GotoWebinar - on-line conferencing from 2-200 and more, Nimble - Customer Relationship Manager. What are you using?   

News Flash

IBM Awards Perth and Ballarat with Grants to Fund Consultations with IBM Problem Solvers


IBM has announced that the cities of Perth and Ballarat have been selected as two of the sixteen cities around the world to receive the 2014 IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grants. A team of six IBM experts will be on the ground in both Perth and Ballart, and will work alongside the cities’ councils for three weeks. They will meet in person with government, citizens, business and organisations ..

Developer Hackathon meet up at Noosaville


Programmers and developers are invited to a Hackathon meet up in Noosaville this Saturday to network, brainstorm, collaborate, motivate and implement a prototype mockup/application. Developers should bring their laptops with a dev environment ready to go and ideas people should bring an idea or two and paper to scribble on. Lunch, coffee and munchies will be provided. Silicon Beach &..

Another day, another digital business win on the Coast


Hot on the heels of the announcement the Sunshine Coast is Google’s eTown choice in Queensland comes the news that Birtinya Accounting and Investment advisory company The Poole Group has been awarded the prestigious Xero Accounting Partner of the Year award for 2013. The Poole Group was established on the Sunshine Coast in 1980 and has a specialist team that provides advice and support..

Sunshine Coast connects with talent, networks and resources.


THE INNOVATION CENTRE SUNSHINE COAST IS HOME TO OVER 30 INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY BASED BUSINESSES, RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE USC AT SIPPY DOWNS. The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Pty Ltd (IC) is a business incubator and accelerator that aims to create new jobs in new industries for the Sunshine Coast region. The IC was established in 2002 by the University of the Sunshine Coast, and is located o..

Satellites to bring 'fast, cheap' internet to 'under-connected'


The first four of 12 satellites in a new constellation to provide affordable, high-speed internet to people in nearly 180 "under-connected" countries, were shot into space on Tuesday, the project's developers said. The orbiters, part of a project dubbed O3b for the "other 3 billion" people with restricted internet access, were scheduled to be lifted by a Russian Soyuz rocket from Kourou in..