[LINK] filter dead and cremated?

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue Aug 17 08:47:40 AEST 2010

Perhaps removing the filter is the source of the recent
reports that the NBN fibre was going to be even faster
than previously estimated.

>Media Release...Australia’s first NBN opens in Tasmania – 
offers blistering speeds 12 August 2010...
> Designed to deliver download speeds of up to 100Mbps*, the network is also operating in Smithton in the northwest and Scottsdale in the northeast as part of the NBN Tasmania stage one rollout....
>More than 200 kilometres of optic fibre have been laid as part of this stage of the rollout, and over 200 people were employed during the project. Half of the home-owners/occupiers in the three towns consented to a fibre connection during the rollout to make them “NBN-ready”.

> #  August 12, 2010  11:19AM  ....Communications Minister Stephen Conroy announced in Tasmania today that NBN Co's $43 billion network would be able to give consumers speeds of up to 1000 megabits per second, boosting download speeds by a factor of 10.


Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Greens side with Coalition on internet filtering policy
> August 16, 2010 - 2:21PM
> Labor's hopes of getting its internet filter plan through federal 
> parliament look destined to fail, with the Australian Greens calling 
> for a PC-based approach.
> Earlier this month the Coalition 
> <http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/coalition-to-dump-flawed-internet-filter-20100805-11kmv.html>announced 
> it would scrap 
> <http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/internet-censorship-plan-gets-the-green-light-20091215-ktzc.html>plans 
> for a mandatory internet filter if it won the August 21 election. 
> Even if it didn't win, it said it would not vote in favour of the plan.
> Greens communications spokesman Senator Scott Ludlam on Monday 
> released the party's cyber safety policy, opposing Labor's mandatory 
> internet service provider (ISP) level filter.
> The $40 million policy involves PC-based filtering, further research 
> into cyber safety risks, strengthened law enforcement, and net 
> literacy education.
> "The Greens believe Australians need a world-class national broadband 
> network but we don't need the Australian government looking over our 
> shoulder and filtering what we see," Senator Ludlam said.
> "A voluntary filter at the household level would be more effective to 
> protect kids."
> He said an obligation should be placed on ISPs to offer PC-based 
> filtering solutions that can be customised to block a broad range of content.
> Police cyber crime units should also be better resourced, he said.
> Polls show the Greens look poised to take a balance of power role in 
> the Senate after the August 21 election.
> AAP and smh.com.au
> This story was found at: 
> http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/greens-side-with-coalition-on-internet-filtering-policy-20100816-1267o.html 
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