NEWS RELEASE – 8 March 2017 Internet Australia disputes nbn technology claims

Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, has raised serious concerns at comments made overnight by executives from nbn.

In a document widely distributed to media outlets network engineering chief Peter Ryan and corporate affairs executive Karina Keisler attempt to justify nbn's decision to continue using technology that IA has described as "inferior" and unable to provide for the long term needs of Australian broadband consumers.

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NEWS RELEASE - 9 February 2017: IA comments on nbn 2017 half year highlights

Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, said today the latest financial report on the NBN was the “last nail in the coffin” for the beleaguered FTTN rollout using Telstra’s ageing copper wires. IA has for the past year called on both the Government and the Opposition to commit to abandoning FTTN and switching to more modern fibre to the driveway, otherwise known as fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp).

 

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5 January 2017 - NEWS RELEASE: Internet Australia seeks data retention rethink | Wants new parliamentary inquiry

Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, has called for a new parliamentary inquiry into the Data Retention Act.

Appearing on the ABC’s 730 program, CEO Laurie Patton was one of a number of commentators critical of a Government call for submissions for a radical expansion of the controversial scheme. Under the proposal, what was initially designed for criminal investigations could be used in civil court cases.

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