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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Telcos, Internet firms face $10m fines under new cyber law

Telecommunications and Internet companies and makers of digital devices will face fines of up to $10 million if they do not help law enforcement agencies gain access to data needed for investigating terrorism offences, according to a new draft law revealed on Tuesday. Individuals will face fines of up to $50,000.

Source: iTWire

Broadband tax revived as Labor backs plan

A heavily-delayed plan to introduce a broadband tax has been revived after Labor revealed overnight it would conditionally support the legislation.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 13 August 2018

More telcos connecting to NBN at more locations, ACCC finds

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that its latest report based on wholesale market data provided by NBN Co shows positive signs for competition.

Source: ARN

ACCC proposes takeover of Internet activity reports

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a discussion paper proposing to take over the collection of Internet activity data, a task which the Australian Bureau of Statistics said that it would be stopping.

Source: iTWire

Huawei likely to get limited role in 5G networks: report

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei is likely to be allowed to play a role in the rollout of 5G networks in Australia, but will face curbs on provision of equipment for what are deemed sensitive parts of the networks.

Source: iTWire

Saturday, 11 August 2018

People going it alone for faster NBN are also paying for their neighbours

NBN users who choose to pay thousands of dollars out of their own pocket for a high-speed internet connection are inadvertently paying to upgrade their neighbours' connections as well as public infrastructure.

Source: ABC News