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February 17, 2014

Wireless in the wetlands

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-20/wifi-in-the-wetlands-at-goulburn/5104768 A group of volunteers restoring a wetland at Goulburn, on the New South Wales southern tablelands, have given the site a very modern touch – wifi. Free internet is provided through a small solar panel and battery system, set up on a bird hide by the water. It’s part of a community-driven project by […]

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February 11, 2014

ACCAN releases updated broadband policy position

Original post here http://accan.org.au/news-items/hot-issues/731-our-broadband-future ACCAN has today released its updated broadband policy position – Our Broadband Future. This 2014 update takes into account the views of members expressed to us in consultations we held last year. The first version of Our Broadband Future came out in 2010, but ACCAN is pleased to report that despite new […]

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February 10, 2014

Digitising the dusty roads

Interview with IRCA Manager Daniel Featherstone as reproduced in the ACCAN Magazine (Summer 2013). In many remote Indigenous communities, getting mobile reception is about as common as a decent day of rain. And for Daniel Featherstone, if communications services aren’t improved, it will be the death knell for many of these communities. Having spent 9 […]

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January 29, 2014

Satellite broadband fully subscribed

Original Article available at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-20/rural-satellite-broadband/520918 Jan 21, 2014 – ABC News Website New internet access is not possible in rural Australia with the NBN’s satellite quota being filled. The Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association Queensland President Andrew Pegler says in most rural and remote areas the only way to access the internet is through a satellite connection. […]

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January 29, 2014

2014 Forum

Broadband for the Bush Alliance Forum III: Building a Better Digital Future [EDIT: Please visit this page – http://broadbandforthebush.com.au/broadband-for-the-bush-forum-iii/ – for updated information] To build collaboration and deliver the best possible policy outcomes, we continue the engagement of remote and rural stakeholders with key decisions makers through this annual event. Planning is underway for a full […]

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