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ARTHUR,Evan (Dr) 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

Evan Arthur
Group Manager
National Schools and Youth Partnerships Group
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations


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