Stories by Renai LeMay

iiNet launches terabyte broadband plans

National broadband provider iiNet has unveiled an extensive revamp of its broadband plans, including what it claimed was Australia’s first plan with a terabyte of included download quota.

Quigley openly slams Coalition’s broadband policy

NBN Co chief executive, Mike Quigley, has delivered a stinging attack on the Coalition’s broadband policy, publicly backing Labor’s rival National Broadband Network (NBN) project just days before the Federal Election due on Saturday.

Four ISPs left - and Internode's the point five, says Malone

There are only "four and a half" meaningful players left in Australia's internet service provider market, iiNet supremo Michael Malone said today - with companies like Primus, Eftel and others just not relevant any more in terms of providing competition.

Mandatory offering of PC-based filters under Greens cyber safety policy

The Australian Greens has released its own cyber-safety policy to rival that of the two major parties, with the central planks being an obligation for ISPs to offer PC- or modem-based filtering technology to customers, stronger cybercrime law enforcement and better research and education in the field.

NBN Tasmania launch

Last Thursday morning, the National Broadband Network was officially launched in Tasmania by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett.

Abbott not aware of R18+ games issue, but will review if elected

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott tonight said he would be happy to examine the issue of an R18+ classification rating for video games if the Coalition won the upcoming Federal Election, although he admitted he did not know there had been a debate on the issue.

Q&A with Richard Stallman

Free software is a different beast from gratis software. Free software activist, Richard Stallman, discusses the importance of freedom across all modes of computing.

NSW publishes shared services blueprint

The New South Wales State Government has published a complex blueprint that will inform its future shared services strategy — including the provision of ICT services.

CIO wanted for NSW State Library

The State Library of New South Wales has advertised for a chief information officer role that will see an executive take charge of the institution's digital infrastructure.

Gershon funds reallocated under Gillard Government

A re-elected Gillard Labor Government will put its hand into the $1 billion dollar Gershon-funded honey pot -- a fund reserved for government Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects -- to fund other election promises.

Optus flicks switch on DOCSIS 3.0 for cable users

Optus has completed a substantial upgrade of its HFC cable network in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney that will allow residents in supported areas access to speeds up ranging up to around 80 megabits per second (Mbps) or more, using the improved DOCSIS 3 standard.

iPads go under the knife at Victorian hospitals

The Victorian State Government has unveiled a program where 500 iPads will be delivered to a number of hospitals in the state, as the Brumby Labor government continues to show a great deal of interest in the Apple platform.

Audio: iiNet's Buckingham explains AAPT acquisition

This afternoon iiNet chief financial officer David Buckingham took questions from the media on <a href="http://delimiter.com.au/2010/07/30/iinet-buys-aapts-consumer-division-for-60m/">the telco's $60 million acquisition of the retail customers of Telecom New Zealand subsidiary AAPT</a>. You can listen to the conversation in this audio file of the teleconference.

iiNet halts trading, AAPT acquisition rumours abound

Speculation about a deal that could see national broadband provider iiNet pick up a chunk of embattled Telecom New Zealand subsidiary AAPT is likely to rapidly intensify this morning with the news iiNet has halted trading of its shares.