- Telstra's Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU) - Telstra completion of IT systems remediation program, ACCC, 4/10/16 - more competition now, it took 4 years to complete separation of wholesale and retail arms in Telstra due to data breaches
- NBN debate 3/5/16 Hansard
- NBN petition 272,000 - Jason Clare MP 13/2/14 Hansard
- NBN is too expensive for people battling to survive or who are illiterate in Caboolture QLD in electorate of Longman where NBN was trialled early 6/16
- after NBN is rolled out to a region, copper internet and phone service is switched off and only mobile is a viable alternative to a total monopoly
- when NBN is rolled out, all the 10+ resellers hit the area with ads, calls and letters for several months to mop up demand
- Inside NBN Exchange, Redlands QLD 4/16
- Malcolm Turnbull CommsDay Conference Speech: NBN Project Rebooted 18/11/13
- Leak shows Coalition NBN costings wrong 27/9/13
- Turnbull dismisses 217,000 long petition by James Cook Uni student to keep FTTH 9/13
- What an Abbott-led government promises for IT 9/9/13 - LNP won election so NBN is watered down, my letter did nothing
- NBN and the Digital Economy breakfast presentation 2/12 Logan, Qld Dept of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
- University of Southern Queensland Digital Futures (Collaborative Research Network (CRN)) with ANU and UniSA
- ANT Communications Grafton NSW - trebled in size 2011-2013 when Optus outsourced NBN rollout to it - #nbndigi webinar 7/13
- UNE Digital Rural Futures Conference, Armidale NSW 26-28/6/13
- Fibre to the X - definitions
- IBES (Institute of a Broadband-Enabled Society) - University of Melbourne - teleworking, telemedicine, gaming, emergency response...
- Feds set 2017 deadline for online services (Digital First) 12/6/13 - videoconferencing for interviews between citizens and government departments instead of coming in
- Who really invented the Internet in Australia - Geoff Huston not Malcolm Turnbull (he came later with Ozemail) Canberra Times 28/6/13
- National Digital Economy Strategy
- Digital Productivity Conference, 12-13/6/13, Brisbane - NBN #digiconau
- Malcolm Turnbull explains Coalition NBN plan 14/4/13 - HFC (fibre to node, copper to premises, slower mixed bag, user pays for fibre to home)
- Bold and visionary is NBN UK electrical engineer Labor politician 20/1/13
- Public Symposium: Converging on an NBN Future: Content, Connectivity, and Control, University of Canberra, 9 Oct 2012
- Faster Broadband Coalition Survey 25/9/2012
From Dwight Walker
To Cobb, John (MP)
Date 14/9/2012 12:44
I am very sad how you are bagging out the use of technology to improve the lot of country people by using some dodgy wireless Optus/Elders network instead of quality fibre optics NBN.
Have a fibre connection to a major city then wireless to the outlying stations. That is what John Flynn did with pedal radio network. He integrated the wireless to the PMG phone system to deliver calls. See Flying Doctor Calling by Ernestine Hill, 1946. I discovered this amazing history of John Flynn when I was cataloguing someone's collection for sale on the internet in Orange.
Why must the Coalition bag out a perfectly good idea of increasing IT infrastrucure to outlying areas. Sure keep the cost down but don't build a stupid slow unreliable network like Vodafone have done and reaped the retribution of their customer base by losing 300,000 subscribers.
As for slow uptake, the councils where the NBN is being rolled out to are not up to speed re use of Web services, online education or remote health and it was pork barreling to have NBN rolled out to Armidale where they are not ready to do anything with it till December 2012. I wrote to them in February re Web work on the NBN platform for the council's services and they did not reply till August 2012 - 6 months! It was only because those two seats New England and Port Macquarie were independent that they were rolled out first when they are 10 years behind on how to use it. These councils need education from the State and Federal government to enable them to make adequate use of the NBN. The slow uptake is 1) cost and 2) lack of education on Web services.
I still get so much angst from Australians who say it costs too much. Australia is a lousy place to do IT business. No-one will pay for IT work on time or fully. They always want a discount or to rip the supplier off. This has been my experience for 15 years. USA is much better to do IT business with. They pay upfront and are literate and educated and give it a go, not like lazy uneducated Australian small businesses who try to rip off the IT supplier because they do not value IT as a service.
I am for the NBN and hope it stays in some form despite threats of being knackered by the Coalition when it gets in to save money and keep people in the Dark Ages of slow speed internet.
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