Coonan releases national broadband plan

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.

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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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  • Another 3+MB of waffle

    The Senator is probably reiterating her lack of both an understanding of the technology and lack of support from the Cabinet and PM.

    Who could be bothered to read it all!

    Come on Senator! get off your backside and do the job you get paid handsomely for on behalf of all citizens.

    Telstra will do nothing until it regains it's lost monopoly. You know it, but you do nothing to force Sol to provide all Australians with an integrated telecommunications system.

    Suggesting the States can provide a satisfactory system is nothing short of negligence. The States have NEVER been able to provide a fully integrated rail system.
    Why would you think they could come close to managing the complexity of telecommunications across each of their borders. Such a possibility is a joke!

    Give the ACCC the power it once had to regulate. Your government took that power away when it replaced the previous chairman, Professor Fels, with the present chairman who is all talk but very little action.

    Telstra's monopoly will continue as long as you allow the cosy arrangement between TW & TR to continue.

    The prospect of each State and Territory doing it's own thing, in conjunction with separate ISP's is a recipe for disaster.
    anonymous
  • Telstra and Fibre.

    Why not let Telstra provide the FTTN or perhaps FTTH and thereby deliver a world class service to Australia and all Australians. Who gives a dam if Telstra is a controlling party as long as Australia benefits and prices to customers is reasonable. It the ACCC has it's way Australia will end up with hundreds of third rate little Telcos and in the end all will go broke. Australia can only afford one major player to deliver the world class goods so let it be Australia's Telstra and get on with the job.
    anonymous