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Labor's NBN coming to another 1.3 million premises across Australia
The Australian Government today announced plans to connect another 1.3 million homes and businesses to the NBN, bringing the total number of premises where NBN construction will commence or be complete by 30 June 2016 to more than 4.8 million.
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy, today released the updated NBN 3 year rollout plan, which will see La..
Monash scientists future-proof the NBN
MONASH University researchers have future-proofed the NBN with a new method of using fibre-optics that could handle the world's current data traffic on one cable.
The breakthrough uses commercial components manufactured in Australia to optimise the efficiency of the existing optical fibre networks that connect towns and cities. It could dramatically boost the overall performance of network..
CSIRO launches $40m digital economy flagship
Federal research organisation CSIRO has pulled together a range of projects into a concerted, $40 million initiative aimed at boosting Australia’s services sector.
The so-called Digital Productivity and Services Flagship was launched today by Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and W3C director Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
full storey here (http://www.itnews.com.au/News/330444,csiro-launch..
The price you pay for being an Aussie
COMPARED to Yanks, we shell out half as much again to fill our tanks. Shave or buy shoes and you'll lose. We're so expensive that the price Canadians pay for a pair of jeans at home would only buy one leg here. Need a drink? Well, you'll get stiffed on that too.
"I don't know that many people realise just how ripped off we've been," said executive director of The Australia Institute, economist R..
2013/14/23 Orana to the Digital Economy Conference
Orana to the Digital Economy Conference
Date: 22 and 23rd April 2013
Venue: Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
Details: Also streamed live to satelite venues at Mudgee and Bourke
Full details and registration forms can be found here... (http://www.oranatexpo.com.au/Texpo/index.html) Welcome to the Digital Economy
Orana to the Digital Economy is a conference and Texpo (Technol..
Faster internet for the bush as NBN Co doubles internet speeds for rural and remote Australians
Faster internet for the bush as NBN Co doubles internet speeds for rural and remote Australians
• 25 Mbps speed tier for fixed-wireless and satellite networks to help end tyranny of distance
• NBN Fixed-Wireless customers to benefit from as early as June
NBN Co today unveiled plans to bring even faster internet to the bush by doubling the wholesale broadband speeds it will deli..
BUNDABERG Council's digital economy strategy
BUNDABERG Regional Council is developing a digital economy strategy for readying industry, businesses and communities in the Bundaberg region.
The council is looking for a qualified information and communications technology (ICT) provider and 10 small to medium-sized enterprises (SME's) to participate in the Digital Ready Champions Program.
All companies involved must be head-quartered..
The oZAPP Awards is a competition to identify Australia’s best mobile app concepts, with the winners attracting significant resources to build and launch their apps. The Awards aim to foster dialogue and collaboration between innovators, researchers, investors and industry, and to further stimulate innovative business culture around Australia.
The organising committee of the oZAPP Aw..
More NBN jobs for Queensland as Roma chosen for satellite ground station
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, 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.
"This ground station will bring jobs to Roma and act as an essential satellite gateway for the NBN&rsqu..
Website to Promote Telework and National Telework Week
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy today launched a new website to assist companies and organisations that want to participate in National Telework Week.
The website address is www.telework.gov.au (http:// www.telework.gov.au).
The website provides:
Advice on how employers can participate in National Telework Week;
A range of examples of organisations that..
The need for speed
What superfast internet connections can do for a city
NOTHING drives an elected official to indignity faster than the promise of something for nothing. When Google announced that it would build a fibre-optic broadband network capable of delivering one gigabit-per-second internet—roughly 150 times the average American internet speed—to residential users in an American city, mayors l..
Free Community Wi Fi
Peregian Beach is home to the head office of Atmail (http://www.atmail.com/), a next-generation email platform. With the best Internet connection in the area and a skilled IT staff, Atmail knew there was an opportunity to share their connection with customers of local businesses creating free community WiFi in and around the town.
Last week they increased the signal range around the village with..
Key Regional Indicators
Subject: Analysis of the major industry sectors of the Mid North Coast
In the March 2012 Key Regional Indicators report, the broad economic activity of the region for the 2010/11 Financial Year was described. In this paper, we take a closer look at the major industry sectors of the region and how they contribute in terms of jobs, Gross Regional Product and economic output. These industries com..
RDA Mid North Coast - Newsletter - Issue 10
Newsletter July 2012 - issue 10
Subjects covered are:
- Key Regional Indicators: - Subject: Analysis of the major industry sectors of the Mid North Coast
- New Contact Details: RDA Mid North Coast's Port Macquarie Office has moved.
- Pathways to the Pilbara: After appearing on the front page of The Australian last week, find out more about how Pathways to the Pilbara is d..
National award win for council’s Broadband Today Alliance
Broadband Today Alliance (BTA) has taken out a top gong in the Economic Development Australia Awards.
The award was announced last night at the National Economic Development Conference 2011 held in Adelaide, with Sunshine Coast Council representative, Broadband and Digital Economy Manager Michael Whereat, in attendance to receive the award.
BTA, a Sunshine Coast Council-led initiative, w..
Secure your wireless network at home.
QLD POLICE ADVICE ON HOW TO SECURE YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK AT HOME:
1. ALWAYS USE THE STRONGEST WIRELESS ENCRYPTION YOUR MODEM OR ROUTER HAS!
Wireless networks can employ various methods of encryption to protect data being sent over the network. WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or the newer WPA2 is the best wireless encryption standard currently available to most users of wireless networks. Many..
Sunshine Coast connects with talent, networks and resources.
THE INNOVATION CENTRE SUNSHINE COAST IS HOME FOR OVER 30 INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY BASED BUSINESSES, RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE USC AT SIPPY DOWNS.
The Innovation Centre provides a more efficient way for start-up and established businesses to be based in high-quality office space; to tap into advanced information and communication technology; and to access other day-to-day facilities. Our flexible le..
Valuable NBN Co Information Resources
Australian Government NBN Advertising Campaign Resources
The Department for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has released resources linked to their (now active) NBN advertising campaign. Included are videos related to health, education and business, plus radio transcripts.
Additional resources are available at www.nbn...
4G mobile broadband to be used by 7 million mobile devices in Australia by 2016
The number of connected LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile devices in Australia is set to grow from as little as 100,000 in January this year to 7 million units by 2016, according to new research from emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte.
Telsyte estimates 4G will have a penetration of 19% of total mobile connections by mid-2016 and in many cases will provide an alternative solution to fixe..
DNSChanger Malware – Is Your Computer One Of Over 10,000 Affected?
Could your computer or networking equipment be one of more than 10,000 that are still affected by the “DNSChanger” malware from last year?
Let me first explain what DNS is, and then explain this amazing situation – which has left the FBI holding the bag, and over 10,000 users in Australia and New Zealand potentially in the lurch, with no access to the Internet after July 9 2012..
Local Government thoughts on the digital economy - Hume, VIC
Local Government has an important leadership role to play in ensuring the digital economy becomes a reality in the region. We recently met with Murrindindi Shire Council (Economic Development Officer, Bob Elkington) and Strathbogie Shire Council (Economic Development Officer Phil Howard, and IT Manager Richard Bianco) to get their thoughts on the digital economy and the opportunities and challenge..
My NBN news - the newsletter for home and businesses
Three year rollout announcement Australians are excited about the rollout of the NBN with work to be underway or completed by mid-2015 for 3.5 million home and businesses across Australia. Following the three year rollout announcement, over half a million people have used our new interactive map to see if they are among the first to get connected.
NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley said: "Th..
Online access makes it easier to interact with council
Sunshine Coast Council has launched several online modules as part of its eBusiness strategy, providing customers with more ways to access their information and communicate with council by facilitating a range of 24/7 self-service interactions.
The new services improve the way the community engages with council by simplifying processes for bill payment, licenses, permits and requests. Custome..
Coffs Coast - Broadband locations unveiled
THE company building Australia's national broadband network, NBN Co, has unveiled the locations on the Coffs Coast which are scheduled to receive high-speed fixed wireless broadband.
NBN co's External Relations Manager Trent Williams said the fixed-wireless network will deliver high-speed broadband to homes and businesses not connected to the fibre optic network at wholesale speeds up to ..
NBN to reach remote schools, health clinics, and local government facilities via satellite
The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today announced that remote schools, health clinics, and local government facilities are now eligible to connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) through the Interim Satellite Service (ISS).
“By extending the eligibility for the ISS, approximately 250 schools, 800 health clinics and 20..
NBN vital for improved regional telecommunications, says independent committee
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has today released the 2011-12 Regional Telecommunications Review Committee report.
The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee was established in 2005 and regularly examines telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote Australia.
The review found that: There is a "ge..