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The Lisbon Council is a Brussels-based think tank and policy network.Established in 2003 in Belgium as a non-profit, non-partisan association,...

March 23, 2014 By Karakas Digital

NBN Co 'unaware' of Coalition's copper claims

NBN Co has admitted that it is unaware of a key part of the Coalition's broadband policy that estimates 10 percent of premises will still get fibre to the premises because the copper network is unusable for fibre to the node.

February 11, 2014

It's time for Turnbull to swallow his NBN pride

It's not too late for Malcolm Turnbull to do the right thing – and not just the cheapest thing – for Australia. First, he'll have to accept the Strategic Review's damning indictment of Coalition NBN policy – and its suggestion that it will cost just $800m more per year to build a network that will last 100 years, not five.

December 12, 2013 by

FttN NBN would limit service provider options: NBN Co

Technical limitations of a fibre-to-the-node (FttN) network would hinder open-access arrangements by limiting NBN customers to just one service provider relationship, a confidential NBN Co assessment of the Coalition's alternative policy has warned.

December 10, 2013 by

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nFront Password Filter is a password policy extension and enforcement tool that prevents the use of weak, easily hacked passwords....

June 22, 2012 By Altus Network Solutions

GFI EndPointSecurity

Control use of portable storage devices, such as USB drives, iPods and PDAs on your network, preventing users from taking confidential...

February 29, 2012 By GFI Software

Nonsensical net neutrality trial to begin

Network neutrality is an FCC policy, under challenge by major ISPs, that addresses a fictional problem with rules that create real ones. To institute it, the FCC played fast and loose with the law, and the courts will likely strike down the rules.

September 9, 2013

Telstra boss seeks money for copper: Conroy

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has said that Telstra CEO David Thodey is talking up the state of the copper network to get more money should the Coalition change the NBN policy.

June 20, 2013

Coalition NBN will be better for the bush: Turnbull

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that through price caps and extending the fibre-to-the-node network, his NBN policy will be better for regional Australia than the current policy.

April 9, 2013

Coalition's NBN to cost almost AU$30bn

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that the Coalition's alternative to Australian Labor's National Broadband Network policy would cost almost AU$30 billion.

April 8, 2013

TalkTalk: Don't force ISPs across porn-filter Rubicon

The UK government should not force ISPs to mandate opt-in porn filters, according to Google and Talk Talk.Government plans to legislate for network-level parental controls that force people to either opt-in or opt-out of pornographic and violent content "would be a mistake", and Google head of UK public policy Sarah Hunter told the Google Big Tent event on Wednesday in answer to a question from ZDNet UK.

May 23, 2012 by

Twitter wants to work with UK government

Social network Twitter has said it wants to work more closely with UK policy makers, according to the BBC.Twitter, which has over 10 million UK users, is recruiting a UK public policy manager, the BBC said on Tuesday.

May 15, 2012 by

Would the Coalition really buy Telstra's copper?

One hopes that Malcolm Turnbull was deadpanning when he recently referred to the possibility of buying Telstra's copper access network, because if that's what his alternative NBN policy is based on, then the industry can kiss 15 years of hard-fought progress under deregulation goodbye.

March 20, 2012 by

Qld election policies an NBN wasteland

Neither the incumbent Queensland Labor government led by Premier Anna Bligh, nor the Campbell Newman-led Liberal National Party (LNP) have launched any official policy detailing how they will harness the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the state if elected in the upcoming Queensland election.

March 11, 2012 by

T-Mobile adds 'all you can eat' to menu

Network operator T-Mobile has added a new range of tariffs to its line-up that has no metered call, text or data usage.Unlike some other "unlimited" mobile and broadband offers, 'The Full Monty' tariffs — announced on Monday — come with no fair usage policy (FUP).

January 30, 2012 by

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