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May 5, 2013

Hangout with Turnbull and Conroy on ZDNet

On May 6, between 9:30 and 10:30am AEST, OurSay and ZDNet hosted a Google Hangout with Australia's Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

February 23, 2012 by

Rudd has put the NBN in mortal danger

As the Labor leadership hurtles towards a flashpoint, it's becoming increasingly likely that the party will not survive the 2013 election, taking the National Broadband Network down with it.

December 12, 2011 by

Telstra wireless ads still controlled: Conroy

Although the competition watchdog struck out clauses banning wireless promotion in the National Broadband Network Company's (NBN Co) contracts with Telstra and Optus, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has said that he believes nothing will change.

June 1, 2011 by

Broadband: for love or money?

Is low broadband penetration due to the fact that lower-income Australians can't afford broadband, or is it simply unavailable in the areas where they live?

September 1, 2010 by

No one is selfless in NBN debate

One of the signatories to a national broadband proposal unveiled at the eleventh hour to rival Labor's own long-running NBN project has accused vendors and telcos of stirring up hype for a fibre-optic cable future in line with a view to serving their own interests in generating massive contracts and gaining operating certainty.

August 30, 2010 by

1Gbps NBN fans 'just plain stupid': Linton

The fiery chief executive of internet service provider Exetel has opened fire on the National Broadband Network (NBN) support for 1Gbps speeds, saying those excited by the higher speeds are "unthinking and just plain stupid", with wireless broadband waiting in the wings.

August 16, 2010 by

Election rant 4: roll-out sloth

The Coalition says it can connect the country faster and better than Labor, but 69 per cent of its committed telecoms upgrade funds will only be spent AFTER Abbott is re-elected in 2014.

August 15, 2010 by

Election rant 3: coalition pride

The Coalition has slammed Labor's credibility at every opportunity, arguing that it doesn't have the chops to build a project as large and complex as the NBN. But in this proud, selective, revisionist history, Tony Abbott seems to have forgotten one tiny little thing: his party already proved unable to manage telecoms, time and again, for 11 years. His promise to unshackle Telstra shows that the Coalition still hasn't learned.

March 30, 2010 by

Should the NBN worry about wireless?

Outspoken chief executive of Australian internet service provider Exetel, John Linton, has been clear that he considers that wireless kills the NBN Co's fibre-to-the-home proposition. But could mobile broadband really rain on the NBN's parade and turn it into a failed field of dreams?

November 4, 2009 by

Do we need the legislative blackmail?

Virtually everyone in the telecommunications industry has their say in the Senate Standing Committee's public hearing into the pending legislation to split up Telstra, in this week's Twisted Wire podcast.

September 14, 2009 by

Govt to break up Telstra: All the details

If Telstra does not voluntarily structurally separate, a new telecommunications reform package will permit the government to impose an oppressive functional separation framework on it, the Federal Government announced today.

September 13, 2009 by

Aussie web data consumption doubles

Australian internet users now consume twice as much data than they did a year ago, but figures by Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal there are still over 200,000 businesses and government agencies on a dial-up connection.

June 9, 2009 by

The best firewall is...

Firewalls have come a long way since we last looked at them in 2005, and have now become full-blown Unified Threat Management devices. We take a look at the top players.


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