Connecting wildlife networks

Adelaide-based MIMP connecting solutions won a National Electrical and Communications Association award in South Australia, in the Environment and Energy Efficiency category, for delivering a communication solution that links Adelaide Zoo with Warrawong, a recently purchased property.   Established in 1969 by revegetating dairy land with native trees and shrubs to attract native animals and […]

Senator Conroy pushes on smart government theme

By Lilia Guan   The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy made an announcement to the National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra yesterday.   He said the Digital Local Government program would help local councils take full advantage of the National Broadband Network (NBN) through the development and upgrade […]

Perth to Geraldton fibre optic link ready for use

The 449 kilometre fibre backbone linking Perth to Geraldton, Western Australia, has been completed.   The link forms part of the Gillard Government's $250 million Regional Backbone Blackspots Program, which aims to deliver 6,000 kilometres of fibre backbone across regional Australia.   Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Conroy said the fibre […]

Maribyrnong connects seniors online

By Lilia Guan Broadband connection for seniors has increased their social networking, Maribyrnong Council says.   The Victorian-based council saw the official opening of the 2000th senior’s internet kiosk, through the Australian Government's Broadband for seniors, towards the end of February. Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, joined seniors at […]

Brisbane flushes i3

By Lilia Guan   Brisbane City Council has dumped i3 Asia Pacific bid to install broadband through the City’s sewerage pipes.    A Council spokesperson said no contract had been signed with the company and Council was undertaking due diligence over the project.    “The company failed to provide Council with the necessary information to […]


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