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December 17, 2013

Innovative approach to internet delivery in regional town

From The Guardian 16/12/13 NBN trounced by regional offering from locals with an eye for enterprise As arguments on the national broadband network continue, some people have taken matters into their own hands. More than 15 years ago, an optic-fibre cable was laid from Sydney to Melbourne. It went through public and private land, up hill […]

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November 20, 2013

NBN Rebooted – Speech for the Communications Alliance conference

Response by Penney Wood, Policy Officer, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network As part of my orientation to ACCAN and its advocacy work I recently attended the NBN: Rebooted conference on the future of Australia’s National Broad Band Network.  Hosted by Communications Day/Communications Alliance, the conference took place on November 18-19th and saw key stakeholders discuss priorities […]

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October 15, 2013

Malcolm Turnbull on Insiders, ABC Television

Transcript extract from Insiders 061013 – Malcolm Turnbull “BARRIE CASSIDY: As you open up the network to greater competition, what do you say to the Nationals about that and what that implies about the disadvantage for the bush? MALCOLM TURNBULL: Interestingly, Barrie, under our approach, the bush will do much better because there will be […]

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September 9, 2013

Broadband for the Bush Alliance Delegation to Canberra

Week Commencing June 17, 2013 Delegation members were:  John Huigen (DKA), Andrew Crouch (CAT), Ray Heffernan (RAPAD) Michael Griffen (IRCA) and Daniel Featherstone (IRCA) Members of the Broadband for the Bush Alliance travelled to Canberra on the week of June 17 to meet with politicians to advocate for better telecommunications for remote and rural Australians. […]

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August 14, 2013

Coalition plan to improve mobile phone coverage

Yesterday the Coalition announced a $100m mobile blackspots ($20M) and network expansion ($80M) plan for regional, remote and outer metropolitan areas. The Coalition will pledge $80m for a network expansion program that will improve mobile phone coverage along major transport routes, in small communities and in locations prone to experiencing natural disasters… The Coalition will […]

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