Tallinn might be a medieval town, but it’s governed via 21st century means.
Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has leapt ahead in the adoption of digital technology. Australia could learn a lot from Estonia in terms of e-government.
The internet is becoming the essential infrastructure of the 21st century.
Broadband is coming to be seen as crucial infrastructure for the 21st century, as were roads and electricity for the 20th. But what does a genuinely 21st century broadband network look like?
Malcolm Turnbull has already worked hard on the NBN as Communications Minister, but who will he appoint as his replacement?
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Malcolm Turnbull's choice of Communications Minister will be a strong indication of his commitment to strengthening Australia's digital economy.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to find the right Communications Minister to handle the nbn.
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Now Malcolm Turnbull has given up the post to become Prime Minister, what are the challenges ahead for the new Communications Minister to deal with Australia's National Broadband Network?
Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull (right) lends a hand rolling out NBN fibre at Queanbeyan, near Canberra, in June 3.
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Two years on from the Coalition's promise of a national broadband network that would be faster, cheaper and delivered sooner than Labor's plans, what have we got?
Rural internet users are about to have two satellites launched as part of the nbn.
nbn is set to launch two satellites to bring high speed broadband to rural Australia. Here's how they work.
Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull visits an nbn rollout site in Queanbeyan, near Canberra.
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An extra 4,500 workers will be recruited to help in the roll out of Australia's national broadband network. But there's still the problem of the actual speed of the network.
Signals from space: can a network of satellites really provide affordable access for all to the internet?
Several companies are planning to build network of satellites in space to provide intenet access across the globe. But can it work and will it be affordable?
A concerted drive to develop the technology sector has transformed Mauritius into a cyber island.
Increased internet connectivity can spur economic growth throughout Africa. But the continent has a long way to go before it can reap any broadband dividend.
Poorer Americans are still connecting to the internet at a snail’s pace, even though broadband is widely available.
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Research suggests that helping low-income households access the internet with broadband connections could bolster job and economic growth.
Hurdles: Connectivity and cost must be overcome to realise Africa’s potential.
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The internet is seen as a luxury item in many parts of Africa .
Connecting up every house is a not a job for the fainthearted.
At least the parties agree that more internet is a good thing, even if they're short of ideas on how to provide it.
Superfast? I’ll be the judge of that.
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Tell those living in the countryside about the government's promised "right to fast internet" and they'll show you 10 years of similar, unmet promises.
Tim Harford got it wrong on net neutrality.
Short answer: it isn’t obvious that it can. Let me back up a second and explain why I am revisiting this issue. Tim Harford published an article a few days ago that took his masterful econsplaining skills…
The 3 to 2 FCC vote favored Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed net neutrality rules and will regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past.
This open internet debate isn't the first time the government has wrestled with the question of how to apportion rights between private media owners and the public.
The FCC’s vote is unlikely to end the controversy over net neutrality.
The FCC proposal could prevent content discrimination but wouldn't solve the main problem: most rules governing the web are 80 years old.
Who controls the wires?
No one disputes the importance of affordable access to high-speed internet for economic growth in the 21st century. The United States has seen consistent and rapid growth in its broadband infrastructure…
Wicked fast communication.
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Your home internet connection works in one of two ways. One involves using a copper wire, probably your telephone line, to send electrical signals from the internet provider to your home and back. This…
The changing face of television.
Communications watchdog Ofcom have released a report which reveals that, after decades of continual growth for the first time, the number of UK households with a television has fallen, from 26.33m at the…
However hi-tech the world has become, it still rests on copper cable.
Telephone companies have yet again announced inflation-busting increases in telephone line rental charges. Why, in a world that is increasingly mobile-first – or even mobile-only – are we still paying…