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

NEW STUDY QUANTIFIES THE IMPACT OF BROADBAND SPEED ON GDP

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..

NEW STUDY QUANTIFIES THE IMPACT OF BROADBAND SPEED ON GDP

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), www.wanganui.govt.nz
• Rural City of Murray Bridge (Mark Gillepsie), www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au
• Gosford City Council (David Henderson), www.gosford.nsw.gov.au
• RDA Murraylands & Riverland (Nicolle Jachmann), www.rdamr.org.au

Upcoming Events:
June 4 & 5 2014 – BTA National Seminar as part of the National Smart Communities Conference.
Melbourne, Queensland, Australia and Online.
Includes Masterclass: Creating a Smart Community, and Broadband State of Play presentations from Broadband Today.
Conference Topics Include:
• Latest analysis of the NBN roll-out and how communities can utilise fast broadband.
• How to assist local businesses to benefit from the digital economy.
• How local governments can optimise online services and take advantage of emerging digital technologies to improve organisational performance and service delivery.
• Future of online service delivery to local communities.
• How local governments can develop an effective Digital Strategy.
Interactive Workshops:
• Digital Economic Development Masterclass
• How to develop a Digital Strategy for your local government
BTA Members receive a 10% discount. Click here to become a BTA Member

The  iAwards is the annual national awards program for the ICT industry. The iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the ICT industry. Most importantly, the iAwards recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators. This year the national iAwards national events will be held on 29 August in Melbourne 2014 and we would be delighted if members of the Broadband Today Alliance community were to nominate for these awards.

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 BTA Membership

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 -  www.broadbandtoday.com.au/sunshine-coast

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?   

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iAwards Nominations

24-Apr-2014

The iAwards (http://www.iawards.com.au/) is the annual national awards program for the ICT industry. The iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the ICT industry. Most importantly, the iAwards recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators. This year the national iAwards national events will be held on 29 ..

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

26-Mar-2014

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 ..

MyBroadband Website Launched

20-Feb-2014

A website launched today will allow Australians to see how their neighbourhood rates in terms of internet connectivity. NBN Co has the information from the website and will consider poorly served areas in prioritising the NBN rollout where this is logistically and commercially feasible. The MyBroadband website is a simple way to access information about broadband availability and quality acro..

Mayor of City of Greater Geraldton urges Senate Select Committee to reconsider

29-Jan-2014

Comments from Mr Ian Carpenter, Mayor, City of Greater Geraldton- "The City of Greater Geraldton is a regional capital of Western Australia. The city is some 400 kilometres north of here. Our local government area covers an area of around 12,000 square kilometres and we have a population of about 40,000 people. We are the largest local government outside of the Perth metropolitan area. When we f..

Developer Hackathon meet up at Noosaville

26-Sep-2013

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 &..