Google Internet evangelist to talk at Government broadband forum

Federal Government ramping up its NBN push with new forum to be held in Sydney in December

The Federal Government is ramping up its National Broadband Network (NBN) push with the announcement of a Realising Our Broadband Future forum to be held in Sydney on December 10 and 11.

Speakers at the event include the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd; NBN Co CEO, Mike Quigley; and Google's chief Internet evangelist, Vinton G. Cerf.

In a statement, Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy said the public can participate in the forum through Twitter and a collaborative wiki, while live streams of the forum sessions will be available online.

“This is about casting a vision for the future, highlighting the opportunities for businesses and other organisations to develop and embrace new applications and services enabled in the high-speed broadband environment,” Conroy said in the statement.

“This is the beginning of a national dialogue that will help us to define roles and map how we can work together to achieve our digital economy goals.”

More information on the event can be found at www.broadbandfuture.gov.au

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