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There was a time when it made sense to suggest to the Federal Government ways and means of upgrading the national broadband network to an all-fibre one. But that time is not now, not when the country is battling hard to keep the outbreak of a disease under control, not when the financial aid and plans that deliver it to individuals out of work should be immediate.

Published in Open Sauce

ICT industry executive Laurie Patton has proposed that the Federal Government immediately fund the operator of the National Broadband Network, NBN Co, to employ suitably qualified people currently being retrenched as a result of the COVID-19 crisis - and to train and deploy them to start upgrading the FTTN connections to fibre so that everyone has access to fast broadband.

Published in Strategy

Australia’s Telecommunications Association Telsoc has repeated its call for the federal government to fast-track improvements to the country’s telecommunications infrastructure – including mobile and the National Broadband Network – as part of its response to the Coronavirus.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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