Coonan releases national broadband plan

Summary:in brief Communications Minister Senator Helen Coonan today released a national framework for the future of broadband in Australia, dubbed the "Broadband Blueprint". The document largely summarises the broadband market in Australia, in addition to the current regulatory regime and government initiatives at all levels to enhance the availability of broadband.

in brief Communications Minister Senator Helen Coonan today released a national framework for the future of broadband in Australia, dubbed the "Broadband Blueprint".

The document largely summarises the broadband market in Australia, in addition to the current regulatory regime and government initiatives at all levels to enhance the availability of broadband.

However, it does not appear to propose any substantial new government initiatives on broadband.

"Through the Broadband Blueprint, the Australian Government has invited all tiers of government to participate in the development of an implementation plan for investment in next-generation broadband infrastructure," Coonan said in a statement released this morning.

The document is available online.

Topics: Broadband, Government, Government : AU, NBN

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