Tasmanian NBN: Opportunities for Tasmania, Lessons for Aust.

Tasmanian NBN: Opportunities for Tasmania, Lessons for Aust.

TAS
Feb 12

Event overview

EVENT OVERVIEW

This CEDA forum will address the following issues:

  • High speed broadband is expected to be available in three regional centres of Tasmania by July 2010 and rolled out across Tasmania within five years. Are the timelines feasible and what is required to meet them?
  • What assumptions should be made about competition in cities from HFC cable and wireless? 
  • The Government plans to streamline the regulatory process and strengthen the powers of the ACCC to promote greater competition across the industry. What regulatory changes are required to make broadband fast and competitive and are they achievable? 
  • High speed optic-fibre can open up massive opportunities for healthcare, research and development, and for business and households. What are the potential short term and long term benefits of the NBN to Tasmania and how can business capitalise on these?

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Mark Kelleher, Secretary, Department of Economic Development

Neil Tuckwell, Former Chairman, AUSTEL and Senior Executive, CLEAR Communications, New Zealand

Ed Willett, Commissioner, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)


MEET THE FACILITATOR

Michael Porter, Research and Policy Director, CEDA

                

                                                                                
 

EVENT OVERVIEW

This CEDA forum will address the following issues:

  • High speed broadband is expected to be available in three regional centres of Tasmania by July 2010 and rolled out across Tasmania within five years. Are the timelines feasible and what is required to meet them?
  • What assumptions should be made about competition in cities from HFC cable and wireless? 
  • The Government plans to streamline the regulatory process and strengthen the powers of the ACCC to promote greater competition across the industry. What regulatory changes are required to make broadband fast and competitive and are they achievable? 
  • High speed optic-fibre can open up massive opportunities for healthcare, research and development, and for business and households. What are the potential short term and long term benefits of the NBN to Tasmania and how can business capitalise on these?

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Mark Kelleher, Secretary, Department of Economic Development

Neil Tuckwell, Former Chairman, AUSTEL and Senior Executive, CLEAR Communications, New Zealand

Ed Willett, Commissioner, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)


MEET THE FACILITATOR

Michael Porter, Research and Policy Director, CEDA

                

                                                                                

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