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  • Australian Government is rebuilding the NBN with more Fibre, like it should have the first time.

    NBNCo has just finished building out the NBN and now we’re about to spend billions to rebuild it – let’s call it, NBN phase 2. The Government has announced they are now going to roll the trucks back down residential streets to roll fibre to more locations, exactly what...
  • Australians didn’t vote electronically today and that’s ridiculous in 2019

    As Australians head to bed tonight, it looks very much like the Coalition Government will returned to Government in the latest federal election. Across the country thousands of booths were staffed to enable Aussies to get out and submit their vote and then grab a democracy sausage on the...
  • Labor announces half-price, $0 upfront solar for 650,000 homes

    Energy prices in Australia are out of control and in an effort to address that problem, Victorian Labor have announced a new policy that would see 650,000 homes in the state get access to solar panels for $0 up front.  The new policy will only come into effect if...
  • Turnbull and Pyne try out Microsoft HoloLens

    Malcolm Turnbull and Christopher Pyne have tried out Microsoft HoloLens. The Prime Minister and Minister for Industry, Innovation & Science, visited SAAB Australia in Adelaide to check out the mixed reality headset (previously augmented). Saab Australia have been working with Microsoft to build simulation and education solutions in civil and military applications. During...
  • Senator Cash calls for GPS tracking for all Australian trucks

    In a Sky News interview with David Spears this afternoon, Senator Michaelia Cash has called for a ‘black box’ to be mandatory in all Australian trucks. Much like the black boxes found in the airline industry, the trucking industry implementation would be different in a very important way. The...
  • Australian PM doesn’t get “coding in schools”

    This week in question time, we’ve seen our politicians talk awkwardly about code, coding and programming. Clearly none of them have ever written a single line of code, yet are somehow qualified to decide how important it is to the future of Australians. Today’s question time in Canberra began...
  • Turnbull is your new Communications and Broadband Minister

    After the Coalition win in yesterday’s federal election, Australians now have a new Minister for Communications and Broadband, Malcolm Turnbull (@turnbullmalcolm). Formally the new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott has to name his new cabinet and their portfolios, but Turnbull will get Comms & Broadband. Turnbull’s key policy for the...
  • Verizon makes the perfect FTTP videos

    One of the largest telcos in the US, Verizon have a great video that has big local impacts in our NBN debate. The Bandwidth Effect, Episode 1: “The Last Mile” explains what’s wrong with the existing copper network and how running fibre optic cable to you home is critical...