A private sector executive in the home of free enterprise has backed the Federal Government's decision to put public money into the creation of the National Broadband Network (NBN).
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The Australian technology sector will get its fibre-to-the-home National Broadband Network after the two remaining undecided rural independent MPs threw their support behind Julia Gillard and the ALP to form the next Federal Government.
Fresh from its massive election win last week, the incoming O'Farrell Coalition Government in NSW has vowed to halt the Federal Government's National Broadband Network in its tracks. According to a report out of Macquarie Street, not one strand of NBN fibre will be allowed to reach one home in NSW even if residents choose to opt in to the rollout program.
The Federal Government has delivered its promised tough love Budget intended to deliver $22 billion worth of savings – but the net impact on the IT&T sector is likely to be quite moderate given the continued investment in existing initiatives such as e-health and the National Broadband Network.
Victoria's Coalition State Government has heavily criticised the Labor Federal Government's flagship National Broadband Network policy, arguing in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the NBN that the project could see the telecommunications sector's existing "dysfunctional" market structure replicated and competition put at risk.
Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: Government Tech PolicyMicrosoft Australia chief, Managing Director Pip Marlow, has applauded the Federal Government’s announcement that it will commit to its National Digital Economy Strategy goal by having at least 12 percent of federal public service employees teleworking on a regular basis.
The Federal Government is moving ahead with virtualisation faster than the private sector according to Ann Steward, the Government CIO, as it seeks an ICT trifecta of increased productivity, efficiency and sustainability.
blog We were kind of stunned when the new Coalition Government in Victoria rejected the ‘opt-out’ approach to rolling out the National Broadband Network. After all, we thought … with the Federal Government paying for it and no real downside to having fibre rolled out everywhere, by default, what is there to possibly object to? [...]
Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: Government Tech PolicyThe Prime Minister today branded Macquarie Telecom’s new Sydney data centre as a “$60 million vote of confidence” in the National Broadband Network, adding that the Federal Government continued to believe that “high speed broadband is too important to be confined to the lucky few that the market has chosen to serve.”
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.