Australia to Halt ISP Filtering Program
July 19th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 19, 2010 – Australia will stop the rollout of their controversial ISP filtering program. The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has stated that the program is currently being re-reviewed.
Australian Telstra Upgrades One-Fifth of Broadband Customers
July 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2010 – One-fifth of Telstra customers in a previous broadband desolate area have upgraded their home networks from copper broadband connections.
Telstra had an area that included 1,500 households in its trial fiber-to-the-home project. Around 300 households signed up for fiber networks as a part of the two-month pilot program. Telstra provided the infrastructure for those 1,500 households to install a fiber connection in an area not used to having broadband.
Simon Hackett managing director of Internode, a provider involved with the trial, said “We’ve certainly signed up enough customers to form a valid set of test cases.”
Australian Executive Slams High Cost Estimates for National Broadband Network
June 30th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2010 – In a statement released today, Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) Co-Chief Executive Mike Quigley called recent estimates of the network’s startup cost “nonsense.” While most mainstream estimates of the cost to build Australia’s new network range from $43 billion to $60 billion, Quigley insisted that the actual cost of the network would run closer to $30 billion.
Australian Government to Buy Telstra’s Fiber Network
June 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – Australia’s largest telecom firm Telstra has finally come to an agreement with the government regarding its fiber network. Telstra was the only ISP in the nation that didn’t support the government’s broadband expansion plans. The firm has reached a deal with the government to decommission its copper network.
Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks Achieve 100Mbps LTE Connection Over 75km
June 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2010 – Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications firm and Nokia Siemens Networks, a joint venture between Finland’s Nokia and Germany’s Siemens has achieved a 100mbps down speed on its LTE network over a record breaking distance of 75Kilometers.