The National Broadband Network has won a reprieve with the confirmation of Julia Gillard as Australia’s Prime Minister. Given the minority status of her Government however, that reprieve may prove short lived.
on 09/07/2010 – Made popular on 09/07/2010
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pinned Labor's re-election hopes on a neatly woven narrative about the transformation of the Australian economy and delivery of government services that puts its National Broadband Network at the core of the final week of campaigning.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard this morning claimed the Opposition was still determined to destroy her government's flagship National Broadband Network project, and would take a policy to the next election of literally ripping the initiative's fibre-optic cables "out of the ground".
A week after learning it had won a reprieve thanks to the formation of a Gillard Government, NBN Co has extended the deadline for individuals and organisations based in First Release locations to sign up for free connection to the broadband network.
The Federal Government today claimed it had "made history" this morning after it officially launched live services on its flagship National Broadband Network project on the mainland, in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and a host of other parties associated with the telecommunications sector.
Prime minister Julia Gillard and communications minister senator Stephen Conroy will this morning preside over a ceremonial switching on of the National Broadband Network in Armidale NSW, following trials over the past month with a handful of Armidale households.
Coalition calls for a full Productivity Commission cost-benefit analysis of the $43 billion National Broadband Network was simply a delaying tactic from an Opposition "determined to wreck" the project, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday morning accused Opposition Leader Tony Abbott of not understanding the technology behind the National Broadband Network, as the fibre-based project was formally launched on the mainland in the Northern NSW city of Armidale.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: StrategyPrime Minister Julia Gillard has used a Digital Economy Forum to emphasise the importance of the National Broadband Network, and the government’s commitment to it.