The year that was: Optus

In this series, Computerworld takes a look into the major events of 2009 which shaped Australian telcos.

The year that was: Optus next


Optus joined seven other ISPs and participated in the Federal Government’s controversial Internet filtering trial.

The trial was part of the Government's $128 million Plan for Cyber Safety, which will impose national content filtering for all Internet connections and will block Web pages detailed in a blacklist operated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Optus’ decision to join was criticized by some.

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