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Evan.ARTHUR at deewr.gov.au
Thu Sep 23 10:14:32 EST 2010
Richard wrote: << School fibre programs exist under their own program. I don't know the status at this point.
You can find data on school connectivity, along with some background information on implementation of the Australian Government's fibre to schools initiative at: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/DigitalEducationRevolution/HighSpeedBroadband/Pages/ImplementationApproach.aspx#a survey of school connectivity across states and territories and school sectors (now that's what I call a URL).
University campuses are connected via the Australian Research and Education Network, managed by AARNet, normally at multi-gigabit speeds. Abundant details on the AARNet site.
TAFE colleges are normally connected by State and Territory networks. The Australian Government is developing the Vocational Education Broadband Network, a national backbone network with points of presence in all capital cities. Details at http://www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/Programs/VEN/Pages/Overview.aspx. Short version of where it is up to. A Request for Expressions of Interest process has been completed. The following short-list of respondents is being invited to respond to a select RFT: AAPT Limited, AARNet Pty Ltd, Nextgen Networks Pty Ltd, Optus Networks Pty Ltd, Telstra Corporation Limited
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