One of the commonly held misconceptions around the potential change of government is that the Coalition would need to get legislation through the parliament to make any major changes to the NBN rollout.
Millennials were raised on technology -- they never had to be taught. So if you really need someone to explain what it all really means, just ask Gen-Y geek Josh Taylor, and he'll blog about it (whenever he feels like it).
Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry and all the goings on in government IT. Like most Gen Y, he spends a lot of his time with his eyes glued to his iPhone on various social media apps.
Allegations of police misuse of telecommunications metadata raise questions of how many requests by law enforcement officers are illegitimate.
When Telstra first decided to wholesale its 3G network, it was met with confusion by the industry. The confusion was compounded when Kogan announced high-data mobile plans on the Telstra network.
Australia's telcos continue to bicker about coverage, while the Coalition promises AU$100 million in a vain attempt to plug the hole.
I'd love to see IT prices come down to comparable levels to the US, and Netflix and Hulu arrive in Australia, but there are many reasons why we won't see it happen this year, at least.
It is not really surprising that internet filtering plans in the UK would bring the pro-filter people back out in Australia.
While the Australian telecommunications industry has put forth proposals for changes to the NBN, it's unlikely that we'll see any made in the near future.
NBN Co's continual misrepresentation of its own targets does nothing but give its opponents ammo in the ongoing NBN war.
Data retention has been slayed in Australia for the time being, but like any good pop culture villain, it will always come back.
The controversy in the US over the government collecting phone records is a reminder that Australian government agencies already have that power, and are pushing for even more.