Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, has expressed support for the return to a focus on the use of fibre in the National Broadband Network.

  Full Media Release here


In an op-ed in Saturday's Fairfax newspapers NBN chair Dr Ziggy Switkowski makes serious accusations in relation to two so far unnamed NBN officers. He does this despite no charges having been laid and therefore no opportunity given for the accused to put forward their side of the story.

Internet Australia, the peak NFP body representing Internet users, believes that the alleged actions of these NBN employees and questions as to their motives should be left to be dealt with according to the appropriate legal and parliamentary processes. It is unhelpful and unfair to be publicly disparaging people who, for the moment, are unable to respond. This is especially so during an election period in which the NBN is clearly a germane issue for many voters.

....... Whoever wins the upcoming election should hold an independent review of both the strategic technical direction that NBN is now pursuing and the relevance and veracity of the reports it is making public.

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Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, today applauded the Productivity Commission’s recommendation that ‘geoblocking’ must go.


“We have consistently argued that geoblocking is fundamentally wrong and that it has resulted in unfair price-gouging of Australian consumers for decades”, said CEO Laurie Patton.

 Full Media Release here.


Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, today applauded the Productivity Commission’s recommendation that ‘geoblocking’ must go.

We have consistently argued that geoblocking is fundamentally wrong and that it has resulted in unfair price-gouging of Australian consumers for decades”, said CEO Laurie Patton.

Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, is calling for a rethink and urging the Government and the Opposition to put politics aside and agree on a bipartisan NBN strategy. Our call is based on the availability of new, lower cost, optical fibre and backed by a survey of our members that found 80 percent were dissatisfied with the current mixed-technology method (MTM).

 Full Media Release here


Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, is calling for a rethink and urging the Government and the Opposition to put politics aside and agree on a bipartisan NBN strategy. Our call is based on the availability of new, lower cost, optical fibre and backed by a survey of our members that found 80 percent were dissatisfied with the current mixed-technology method (MTM).

 

In the past Internet Australia has called for fast, ubiquitous broadband without publicly favouring a technological solution. Based on new fibre costings and backed by a survey of its members IA has now called for a re-assessment of the Government’s MTM model.

“Deploy fibre” was the short answer from Internet Australia’s vice-chair, Dr Paul Brooks, when asked what the government should do with the National Broadband Network at a Senate inquiry on Friday.

 Full Media Release here.

Video Transcript of our presentation to the Senate Select Committee on the NBN here (at 10:46:47)