Public wi-fi hotspot infographic
Australians love their public Wi-Fi Hotspots. At 30 June 2015, an average of almost 4.23 million Aussies went online using a public Wi-Fi hotspot. To help you stay informed when using these services, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published an informative Guide to public Wi-Fi hotspots in Australia . Key topics include: What is a public Wi-Fi hotspot? How do I find a public Wi-Fi hotspot? How do I connect to a public Wi-Fi hotspot? Is a public Wi-Fi hotspot secure? What can I do at a public Wi-Fi hotspot? What are the major types of public Wi-Fi hotspots in...Read more
Sunshine Coast HackFest 2015
If you enjoy coding, creating solutions, being innovative and are interested in creating solutions from open data and taking them all the way to a commercial outcome, then the Sunshine Coast Hackfest is for you. Add to the Sunshine Coast Smart City theme by creating smart applications for business and the community. Working in teams or individually, Hackfest 2015 is for people with a mixture of skills including entrepreneurs, developers, designers, digital media creators, artists, story tellers, researchers and open data enthusiasts. This is an opportunity to hack and create an outcome over...Read more
nbn construction plan
nbn has announced its three-year construction plan, outlining where construction will have begun across the Sunshine Coast by September 2018. Access to fast broadband is designed to provide a range of benefits for homes and businesses such as improved opportunities to work from home, better access to online education tools and more options for on-demand entertainment. Areas where construction scheduled to start before end-September 2018 Estimated number of premises Expected Technology Estimated time to start construction Alexandra Headland, Birtinya, Bokarina, Buddina, Currimundi, Meridan...Read more
nbn satellite launch
nbn has successfully launched its first broadband satellite into orbit after it blasted 36,000kms into space from Guiana Space Centre in South America on 1 October. Sky Muster is one of the world’s most-advanced communication satellites and will play a critical role in providing fast broadband access to around 400,000 Australian homes and businesses. Over the coming months the satellite will undergo final technical testing ahead of its commercial launch scheduled for mid-2016. Once available, the service is expected to provide wholesale speeds significantly faster than those currently used...Read more
Australian Digital Inclusion Index
Telstra has partnered with the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and the Centre for Social Impact on a research project to create the Australian Digital Inclusion Index to measure progress in improving digital inclusion in Australia. Digital inclusion is recognised as one of the key social justice challenges facing policy makers and communities worldwide. It means more than just access to computers, the internet or technology. Digital inclusion is about using technology as a channel to improve skills, enhance quality of life, drive education and promote economic wellbeing. Yet more than...Read more
Innovation map of Australia
Innovative business activity can be influenced by where your business is located, and how close it is to other innovative activities and research institutions. The National Innovation Map shows the location of innovative activities, business creation, and research organisations across Australia, including the Sunshine Coast.Read more