Paul Fletcher

The Coalition government today announced a multibillion dollar upgrade to bring fibre internet connections “deeper” into neighbourhoods as well as fibre services for businesses. The upgrade will be financed through NBN Co. borrowing from private debt markets and give “up to 75 per cent” of fixed-line premises across Australia access

Welcome to Which-50’s COVID-19 Disruption Series which examines how Australia’s digital infrastructure is coping with the society-wide disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Catch up on the rest of the series here.  Government, regulators and some of the tech industry’s biggest players report Australia’s National Broadband Network is coping well

A Deloitte Access Economics report commissioned by Australia Post found the national carrier supports 10,800 jobs and a $10.6 billion ecommerce market through its delivery and post office networks and is increasingly important to regional, rural and remote Australia. The report, Economic and social value of Australia Post to regional,

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said the ACCC inquiry into digital platforms will lead changes in Australia’s media regulatory framework and raised the possibility of tighter regulation of US tech giants while addressing industry in Sydney this week. “20 plus years ago there was still a strong mindset that said ‘the