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Friday, 19th September 2014

Turnbull fooling nobody but himself on NBN Co FttP savings

ZDNet Australia

It wasn't too long ago that the Coalition was claiming that it would cost AU$3,600 per premises to build an FttP NBN. With NBN Co savings dropping per-premises costs towards AU$1,000, there's a valid argument that the Strategic Review and cost-benefit analysis no longer represent FttP's costs correctly.

Telstra launches accessibility initiatives


Telstra has announced a new portal to help the disabled choose equipment, has stopped using CAPTCHA, and is captioning some BigPond content.

Thursday, 18th September 2014

Turnbull reflects on 'killing the dream' of NBN 'fibre fanatics'

ZDNet Australia

A year into the job, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he is worried that some believe every Australian town can be a Silicon Valley with fibre to the premises, as he insists there is no money being saved in the fibre rollout.

IPv6, IANA transition headline APNIC meeting


Spurring adoption of IPv6 and promoting a smooth transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are key Internet governance priorities for the year ahead, according to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

NBN often 'indistinguishable' from existing broadband for many: Turnbull


As increasing numbers of Australians connect to the Internet using the National Broadband Network, they may well "wonder what all the fuss was about - and why the NBN is costing so much and taking so long," Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today.

Human Services brings on Telstra for call centre work

ZDNet Australia

The Australian Department of Human Services is bringing in 200 Telstra call centre staff members to handle high-volume transactions for Medicare and Centrelink.

"Wasted" money on the NBN unrecoverable: Turnbull


The money that has been "wasted" on the NBN can not be recovered, according to communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

Wednesday, 17th September 2014

Telco customer complaints drop 12.4 percent, but excess charges up

ZDNet Australia

New complaints to the Australian Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman have dropped by almost 20,000 in the last year.

TPG decision not meaningful over long term to NBN Co: Switkowski

ZDNet Australia

The rollout of the national broadband network is gaining momentum but is slower than it should be, NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski says.

Tuesday, 16th September 2014

ACCAN small business digital tech kit goes live

ZDNet Australia

A new program by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network is aimed at helping small businesses make the most of broadband and emerging IT infrastructure.

Antique equipment dents IPv6 reliability


Devices on the edge of the network are holding back performance of IPv6, according to networking industry officials on a panel at APNIC 38.

iiNet's fibre-based CBRfree Wi-Fi previewed at Commonwealth Park


Canberra has had its first taste of iiNet’s free, fibre-based public wireless network ahead of the 'official' October launch of CBRfree.

Quigley's 'Project Fox' still saving NBN Co money on fibre: Morrow

ZDNet Australia

NBN Co has said it is incorporating new fibre deployment methods to cut the cost and time of the roll-out, that originated from an internal program known as Project Fox.

Edward Snowden reveals tapping of major Australia-New Zealand undersea telecommunications cable


A major undersea telecommunications cable that connects Australia and NZ to North America has been tapped to allow the NSA and its espionage partners to comprehensively harvest internet data.

Copyright a 'burden' say economists


Two of Australia’s most experienced economists say the proposed anti-piracy laws will mean higher prices for consumers because ISPs will have to do more work.

Monday, 15th September 2014

Qld MPs push for faster NBN rollout to remote areas

iTnews Australia

A panel of Queensland parliamentarians has urged the state government to lobby its federal counterpart to move remote and regional communities up the list of areas to be connected to the national broadband network.

No one group should govern Internet, says Turnbull


Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged world leaders to maintain a multi-stakeholder model for governance of the Internet as the United States releases its stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

NBN Co targets unserviceable premises in Tasmania

iTnews Australia

NBN Co has signed a new contractor in Tasmania as part of its effort to reduce the number of customers counted as passed by fibre but unable to order a service through the national broadband network.

Thiess signs NBN contract to connect 170,000 premises per year


NBN Co and Leighton Holdings' subsidiary, Thiess, have inked a deal to extend and significantly amend a contract to provide installation, activation and maintenance of connection to the NBN.

Optus 10 and Jabiru-2 satellites launched


The sighs of relief from French Guiana were audible in Australia as two satellites were successfully launched Friday morning (AEST).


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