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Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Telstra has not been separated and construction of the NBN on the mainland is still in the pipeline, but today saw Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kick off a conference that was designed to help Australia understand how 100 megabits per second broadband can be used.

December 9, 2009 by Liam Tung

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Chrome OS: Screenshots

It's the new kid in OS town and has been attracting attention from all quarters. Although far from complete, we decided to take an early build of Chrome OS for a spin.

December 2, 2009 by

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Photos: Sydneysiders protest internet filtering

Protesters came together in every major city around the country on Saturday to demonstrate against the Labor Governments' proposed internet filtering scheme. We went to the Sydney protest and spoke to some of the protesters.

December 14, 2008 by Alex Serpo


Photos: Inside Telstra's nodes

Telstra today gave some insight into the logistics of what needs to be done in order to build a national broadband network over the next five years — we also had a peek into one of the company's nodes.

December 4, 2008 by Suzanne Tindal


Photos: Pipe Networks' submarine cable

Pipe Network's Sydney to Guam fibre-optic cable, which is due to go online June next year, makes its way up out of the sea to this landing station in Cromer, where the data from the undersea cable is transferred to terrestrial cables.

July 28, 2008 by Suzanne Tindal


Gallery: Broadband in a sewer

The coverage is good but the location stinks. A sewer built in London during the reign of Queen Victoria is now hosting a business broadband network.

July 23, 2008 by Andy Smith


Photos: Inside NEC's NECXT life showcase

At the "NECXT life" product showcase in Sydney, NEC gave us the chance to explore a "day in the a life of NEC". Our photo gallery reveals that such a day involves digital signs, VoIP, LCDs, waterproof notebooks and CCTV.

March 2, 2008 by Alex Serpo


Photos: Australian broadband coverage

With a fierce battle raging over Australia's broadband future and how bush users should be connected, regulators have weighed in to produce a state of nation report into the country's communications infrastructure and how well consumers are being served by their providers.

June 26, 2007 by


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