Network Insight Institute
Broadband: serious business
Are we moving at last beyond the continuous policy committees, into the serious business of robust, viable, broadband services? Do we have the right settings to attract investment? Are the industry structures and regulation up to the task? When will the major uses in health, education, and public services reach critical mass?
The purpose of this seminar was to spread as much knowledge as possible about the progress of broadband, and the prospects for extending it rapidly to the whole business and consumer population.
Examples of the issues discussed are: plans for infrastructure competition, especially at the State level; economic benefits from increasing broadband usage; benefits from telecoms convergence with media and information industries; whether demand aggregation is more than a nice idea, and whether its management is a role too complex for governments; wireless and nomadic access alternatives; and a review of the various growth projections from the OECD, ACCC, Telstra, ATUG and other sources.
To read discussion openers comments from the seminar click on the links below:
Session 1 (9:30-11:00) STATE OF PLAY
Session 2 (11:20-1:00) FRESH APPROACHES: ALTERNATIVES TO THE TRADITIONAL TELCO
Professor Peter Darling, Network Insight Institute
Session 3 (1:50-3:20) GOVERNMENT AS LEAD USER
James O'Farrell, Snr Mgr, Implementation and Strategy Development, eGovernment Networks, Multimedia Victoria
Session 4 (3:40-5:00) NEW SERVICES: USING AND BUILDING BROADBAND
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