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Chinese tourists will need NBN: Rudd

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said that Labor's national broadband network (NBN) will be essential to satisfy Chinese tourists who already pump $4.2 billion annually into the Australian economy.

April 16, 2013

OECD jump not NBN-reliant: Fletcher

The National Digital Economy Strategy goal of moving Australia up the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) rankings for broadband penetration does not have to be met by the roll-out of the National Broadband Network (NBN), according to Liberal MP Paul Fletcher.

June 14, 2011

Conroy launches Digital Economy Strategy

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has today unveiled the government's Digital Economy Strategy, which is aimed at improving Australia's broadband penetration ahead of the completion of the $35.9 billion National Broadband Network roll-out in 2020.

May 30, 2011

NBN roll-out rejig adds no cost: Conroy

Despite the government prioritising regional areas of Australia for early phases of the roll-out, the cost for the National Broadband Network (NBN) will not increase, according to Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy.

September 8, 2010 by

'Unlawful' net filter claim referred to AG

A network engineer has taken his complaint about the Federal Government's internet filtering trials being conducted illegally to the Attorney-General's Department after being stonewalled by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE).

July 6, 2010 by

NBN doesn't have to wait on laws

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) revealed yesterday in a senate hearing that the National Broadband Network (NBN) could continue to be rolled out without legislation being passed in parliament.

May 20, 2010 by

DBCDE planned for NBN RFP failure

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) had canvassed options to deal with the potential failure of the first, $4.7 billion National Broadband Network plan as early as August 2008, the government auditor has found.

February 2, 2010 by

NBN connections lag Rudd promise?

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has refused to say how many homes, if any, have been connected up to Tasmania's National Broadband Network (NBN), something which according to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd should have already happened.

February 1, 2010 by

Govt reveals Dec broadband forum

The Federal Government today revealed it had organised what it described as a "major forum" on the future of Australia's digital economy in the wake of the construction of the National Broadband Network.

November 3, 2009 by

DBCDE official: NBN a $43bn question mark

A senior Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy staffer today said the government did not have answers to the growing list of questions surrounding the National Broadband Network.

September 8, 2009 by

Only a minor breach, says broadband dept

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has confirmed a minor "technical breach" occurred in the security of information it was holding about Telstra's network, but denied the issue could be classified as a leak.

August 6, 2009 by

Egon Zehnder to find NBN CEO, board

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has hired executive search firm Egon Zehnder to find the board and chief executive to lead the National Broadband Network company.

June 15, 2009 by

Download this: Tripp Lite's new power-saving mode

UPS manufacturer Tripp Lite has added a feature to its PowerAlert software that will let you flip your UPS into an "Economy Mode" that reduces power consumption and that can also decrease heat produced in network closets or data centers.The feature works with Tripp Lite SmartOnline UPS systems and can be operated in real time or according to a schedule (even one that you set remotely).

April 23, 2009 by

Conroy's dept refuses NBN FOI

Stephen Conroy's Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has refused the iiNet-backed Tech Wired Australia request to access the expert panel's recommendations on the National Broadband Network bids using freedom of information laws.

March 16, 2009 by

Underwater Cloud Break

In my previous post I discussed how historically railways were the supply chain backbone of the US economy (as was the case with many other nations) 120 years ago.Globally the internet is remarkably similar today: although we tend to think of it as a "network of networks" consisting of millions of private, public, business, government and academic networks, once you go global the fundamental plumbing pipes are surprisingly fat and few.

December 30, 2009 by

NBN panel issues gag order reminder

Stephen Conroy's Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has written to National Broadband Network bidders reminding them of the so-called 'gag order' against revealing information regarding their bids or the tender process.

December 2, 2008 by

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