Josh Taylor

Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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Claims of NBN price hikes exaggerated

Claims of NBN price hikes exaggerated

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a press conference yesterday claiming that a month-old paper from the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) asks for product price increases 5 per cent above consumer price index (CPI), but NBN Co is really just covering all bases.

August 22, 2011 by in NBN

Treasury docs show NBN worries evolve

Treasury docs show NBN worries evolve

While the Treasury did raise serious concerns about the financial risks posed by the National Broadband Network (NBN) two years ago, it seems that the government has gone a long way towards addressing those concerns in the intervening two years.

August 15, 2011 by in Government

AFACT seeks to automatically bypass law

AFACT seeks to automatically bypass law

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) wants to have their copyright infringement notices automatically bypass the internet service provider (ISP) and find their way directly to the customers, but it also risks bypassing the law.

July 29, 2011 by in Security

You do know you don't have 4G?

You do know you don't have 4G?

According to a recent survey, 34 per cent of iPhone users in the US wrongly believe that they already have 4G. With all the marketing going around, I wouldn't be surprised if people here thought the same.

July 14, 2011 by in NBN

Race to laptop deadline misses the point

Race to laptop deadline misses the point

The government is racing to meet the 31 December 2011 deadline to complete its laptops in schools roll-out, but the government risks missing the bigger picture by focusing on just reaching the finish of the program with all devices delivered.

July 7, 2011 by in Government

VHA has a long way to go before the NBN

VHA has a long way to go before the NBN

Despite making much of their network improvements and claiming to have slowed down customer churn rates, Vodafone Hutchison Australia still has the least satisfied customers, according to a Roy Morgan survey.

June 27, 2011 by in Telcos

Don't make the NBN a sideshow

Don't make the NBN a sideshow

It's understandable that the government would want to show off its achievements for the National Broadband Network (NBN), no matter how minor, but going over the top could risk making people more cynical about the $35.9 billion project.

May 24, 2011 by in Government

Much ado about set-top boxes

Much ado about set-top boxes

The government's $308 million set-top box scheme for pensioners is such a good way to ensure that everyone switches over to digital TV that for once even the Coalition was for it.

May 18, 2011 by in NBN

Please track me, Apple

Please track me, Apple

Apple has now moved to reduce the amount of location-tracking information that the iPhone keeps about its users, but I think that Apple should have turned the controversial function into a cool new app.

May 4, 2011 by in Apple

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