Saturday, April 20, 2013

Digital Inclusion | Infoxchange Australia

Digital Inclusion | Infoxchange Australia: "The importance of Digital Inclusion

It remains an alarming fact that in 2013:

1.8 million Australian households have no internet connection.
A large percentage of those on the wrong side of the digital divide are compounded by other forms of disadvantage, exclusion or vulnerability.
A growing evidence base, globally and within Australia, demonstrates that those digitally excluded are more likely to encounter profound disadvantage."

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Friday, April 19, 2013

NBN Co hastens 1000Mbps internet speed launch

NBN Co hastens 1000Mbps internet speed launch: "NBN Co has accelerated plans to offer gigabit broadband speeds to homes and businesses – 10 times faster than those it offers users today – as it seeks to prove the technological superiority of Labor’s $37.4 billion national broadband network.

The company will allow consumers to access speeds of up to 1000 megabits per second by December this year, ditching previous plans for a launch next year. NBN Co head of product and sales John Simon said the new speeds would be made available alongside upgrades to the network aimed at businesses."

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Broadband apps to change Australian homes, making them smarter with better technology | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au

Broadband apps to change Australian homes, making them smarter with better technology | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au: "A CSIRO report to be released today shows how Australians will soon be living in smart houses with broadband-enabled apps doing everything from monitoring the elderly in their homes to telling us what to watch on TV."

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kiama, Willunga first to hit 50% premises passed by NBN - Telecompaper

Kiama, Willunga first to hit 50% premises passed by NBN - Telecompaper: "The average take-up of National Broadband Network (NBN) services in Australia stands at 34.4 percent in communities where the network has been active for more than twelve months. The figures, reported by NBN Co, the company rolling out the network, also show that Kiama (NSW) and Willunga (SA) are the first locations with more than 50 percent of premises passed by the NBN."

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