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Nine additional communities on the Sunshine Coast can now switch to the National Broadband Network (NBN) after services recently went live in the following areas: Mapleton (surrounds) North Arm Browns Creek Cooloolabin Eumundi West Pomona (surrounds) Black Mountain (surrounds) Cooroy (surrounds) Tinbeerwah West Construction has also started in Bli Bli (surrounds) with homes and businesses in this area able to connect to the NBN in the coming 12 months. Residents can check if their home or business is in an NBN coverage area . How to connect to the NBN Step 1: Order a service Contact your...Read more
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The Federal Government has released a policy paper outlining a roadmap for telecommunications regulatory and structural reform including a response to the recommendations of the independent cost-benefit analysis of broadband and review of regulation, led by Dr Michael Vertigan AC. Telecommunications Regulatory and Structural Reform (PDF, 644.7 KB) The Government will implement policy reforms that include: a phased implementation process that will deliver a more competitively-neutral market structure long term requiring networks competing with NBN Co to offer wholesale services on a non-...Read more
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The Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA) is conducting a state-wide survey of the digital industry. Its aim is to produce a Queensland Digital Industry Profile report that covers industry size, business structures, locations (particularly regional distribution), revenues, employment, ownership, markets served, exporting and research and development activities, funding, skill shortages, industry engagement with the government's four pillars, and future policy priorities. This is the first state-wide survey of organisations operating in the digital...Read more
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The Sunshine Coast is already at the forefront of the digital economy, providing the platform for businesses and communities to thrive well into the future. Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast CEO Russell Mason said businesses, community groups and leaders were actively leading initiatives and a range of programs to ensure the region responded to the challenges and opportunities of digital disruption. “These efforts have been recognised with the Sunshine Coast being named one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2014 and 2015, as well as receiving the Queensland Google eTown...Read more
BizDojo coworking space Auckland
BizDojo has announced a new partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) with the launch of a coworking space in Brisbane scheduled for mid-2015, followed by a series of centres throughout the State. New Zealand-based BizDojo cofounders Nick Shewring and Jonah Merchant will bring the culture of connectivity and community into Australia to support the small business landscape, strengthening the knowledge economy and shaking up how people work in shared spaces. “As well as introducing our way of activating space to a city ripe for a new approach, we see potential for...Read more
NBN fixed wireless installation
NBN Co has announced another 46,600 premises on the Sunshine Coast are set to receive the National Broadband Network (NBN) under its new national rollout plan . The construction work scheduled from December 2014 includes Beerwah (surrounds), Maleny (surrounds), Nambour, Pomona (surrounds), Maroochydore and Wurtulla. The plan reflects the company's new, flexible multi-technology approach and provides an indication of scheduled construction work up to June 2016. This approach means that for most households and businesses: If already served by the Optus or Telstra Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)...Read more