Canberra is gearing up for a boom in the ICT sector, according CollabIT ACT, the organisation managed by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) which assists small to medium sized companies in the ACT to grow their businesses.
It has now reached the stage where even rusted on ALP supporters have accepted the inevitable demise of the current government and the end of the fibre to the door National Broadband Network. The NBN will continue but from 2014, when the new government gets down to business, its nature will be very different, as will the company overseeing its rollout.
In a monumental election year about face, NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley has called for a public debate on the best way to build the National Broadband Network. What's more, Mr Quigley, so certain since day 1 that the Government's ubiquitous FTTH NBN is the way to go, has now called upon peak industry body the Communications Alliance to join the debate.