NEWS RELEASE - 28 April 2017: Internet Australia joins with 3 other national IT organisations to form the Beyond 2020 Alliance

Internet Australia has come together with three other organisations to form the Beyond 2020 Alliance. The Beyond 2020 Alliance is the product of an extraordinarily collaborative and good willed process between 4 organisations:

  • Linux Australia
  • Information Technology Professionals Australia
  • Internet Australia
  • Telecommunications Association

The intent of this Alliance is to raise the levels of fact and evidence based discussion about the future of a digitally enabled Australia. Science and society, not politics and partisanship, will be the focus, and we intend to lead the change. As stated in the document attached, new conversation is needed to shape Australia’s digital infrastructure Beyond 2020.

 Full Joint Statement on the Beyond 2020 Alliance here


NEWS RELEASE – 8 March 2017 Internet Australia disputes nbn technology claims

Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, has raised serious concerns at comments made overnight by executives from nbn.

In a document widely distributed to media outlets network engineering chief Peter Ryan and corporate affairs executive Karina Keisler attempt to justify nbn's decision to continue using technology that IA has described as "inferior" and unable to provide for the long term needs of Australian broadband consumers.

 Full Media Release here


NEWS RELEASE - 9 February 2017: IA comments on nbn 2017 half year highlights

Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, said today the latest financial report on the NBN was the “last nail in the coffin” for the beleaguered FTTN rollout using Telstra’s ageing copper wires. IA has for the past year called on both the Government and the Opposition to commit to abandoning FTTN and switching to more modern fibre to the driveway, otherwise known as fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp).


 Full Media Release here