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ISP-level content filtering won't work

Federal Government plans to introduce ISP-level filtering to provide a 'safer' internet experience for Australian families are likely to be met with significant resistance from within the ISP community.

October 30, 2008 by Brett Winterford and Julian Hill


Net neutrality is an 'American problem'

The leaders of three of Australia's largest ISP's have declared the Net neutrality debate as solely a US problem — and further, that the nation that pioneered the internet might want to study the Australian market for clues as to how to solve the dilemma.

September 23, 2008 by Brett Winterford and Julian Hill


We're not a lobbyist, says CCC

In this video interview, Competitive Carriers Coalition executive director David Forman explains why the group, which represents Telstra's rivals in Canberra's halls of power, is not technically a lobbyist and doesn't need to appear on Kevin Rudd's lobbyist register.

September 10, 2008 by Suzanne Tindal


Video: ACCC telco chief Michael Cosgrave

As the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's telecommunications chief, Michael Cosgrave wields a hefty punch in the national broadband network debate. He talked exclusively with on regulation in this time of change.

July 27, 2008 by Suzanne Tindal


Video: Coonan talks telco regulation

Communications Minister Senator Helen Coonan yesterday defended Australia's national telecommunications regulatory regime. "Despite loud cries to the contrary, we do not regulate for regulation's sake," she told the annual conference of the Australian Telecommunications Users Group in Sydney.

March 8, 2007 by Renai LeMay


Video: ACCC boss shows Telstra the way

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Graeme Samuel took Telstra to task this week for not switching on high-speed ADSL2+ broadband nationwide. "Telstra argues that regulatory barriers are preventing it from rolling out ADSL2+ to more [telephone] exchanges," Samuel said in a landmark address to the annual conference of the Australian Telecommunications Users Group in Sydney.

March 8, 2007 by Renai LeMay


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