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03 Sep 2014 - Proposed licensing exemption to improve use of telecommunications infrastructure

The Government has released today a consultation paper proposing a carrier licensing exemption designed to make it easier for carriers to use private telecommunications infrastructure.

31 Jul 2014 - Top five new ways of contacting Triple Zero in the future

More than 2000 Australians have had their say in the Triple Zero review online survey and it is clear most Australians want the Triple Zero service to embrace new technology.

09 Jul 2014 - KANZ Technology Summit 2014

The Korea, Australia, New Zealand (KANZ) Technology Summit 2014 brings together industry, research and policy representatives from Korea, Australia and New Zealand to discuss digital developments and explore opportunities for collaboration and new business.

13 May 2014 - 2014-15 Budget

The 2014–15 Budget provides the Communications Portfolio with over $7.0 billion in funding to further our work in the communications sector. It also sets the agenda for a streamlined Communications Portfolio, outlining new directions for the national broadcasters, National ICT Australia Ltd (NICTA), the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The Department’s Portfolio Budget Statement is available at communications.gov.au/about_us/budget and Budget related media releases can be viewed at minister.communications.gov.au Government has launched a speed test on the MyBroadband website, an interactive website that allows users to search the broadband availability and quality profile for their local area. The results from the speed test will be collected and analysed by the Department of Communications and will help map internet speeds across Australia.

16 Apr 2014 - Join the broadband conversation at MyBroadband

The Government has launched a speed test on the MyBroadband website, an interactive website that allows users to search the broadband availability and quality profile for their local area. The results from the speed test will be collected and analysed by the Department of Communications and will help map internet speeds across Australia.

16 Apr 2014 - NBN Co to roll out new multi-technology mix

The Government has today issued an updated Statement of Expectations to NBN Co, confirming the recommendations made by the company in its Strategic Review to deliver broadband upgrades sooner, at less cost for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers.

The updated Statement confirms that the company should continue the NBN rollout using an optimised multi-technology model proposed in the Strategic Review.

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