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NBN review costs top AU$2 million

The Department of Communications has revealed the full extent of the cost for the panel tasked with conducting a cost-benefit analysis into Australia's broadband options, and the other reviews it has undertaken since the election of the Coalition government.

November 3, 2014

CCC slams Turnbull's NBN reviews

Australia's peak body for non-dominant telcos has slammed Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's inquiry into the national broadband landscape, dismissing its findings as 'rehashed, discredited theoretical arguments'.

October 1, 2014

DARPA funded proof of concept speeds up cloud provisioning

The aim of DARPA's CORONET project, which included IBM, AT&T, Applied Communications Sciences and others, was to create technology that could string together cloud networks on the fly to keep the Internet and government running.

July 28, 2014

NBN analysis 'like foxes reviewing the hen house': Clare

Appointing critics of Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) project to the cost-benefit analysis review will result in the upcoming report stating the Coalition government's policy was correct, according to Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.

June 25, 2014

Mobile commerce rises but PC still e-commerce king: ACMA

The latest findings by the Australian Communications and Media Authority showed the uptake in mobile commerce is due to the increasing usage of smartphones, the use of internet over mobile phones, and the availability of 3G networks.

June 25, 2014

MyBroadband cost up to $223k

The Department of Communications has spent AU$223,225 so far on the set up and running of its MyBroadband speed test and broadband information website.

May 15, 2014

NBN switch without analysis about 'getting on with it': Turnbull

Despite years of slamming Labor for the same sin, the government's decision to proceed with a multi-technology mix version of the National Broadband Network without a cost-benefit analysis into the project being completed will allow NBN Co to get on with the job, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

April 8, 2014

Turnbull to probe Conroy's NBN advice

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that there will be an independent audit into the advice the former Labor government received when it decided to create the National Broadband Network.

March 6, 2014

Turnbull launches broadband tracker website

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a new website built on data collected from the telcos purporting to display broadband availability across Australia.

February 19, 2014

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