The NBN effect


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Presenter:  Tim Saul, Head of nbn™ local South Australia/Northern Territory for NBN Co

Date: Jul 03, 2018

Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 6854
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  Open to the Public - All Welcome - Please Share

Abstract: NBN Co (nbn) was established in 2009 to design, build and operate Australia’s new high-speed, wholesale local access broadband network. Underpinned by a purpose to connect Australia and bridge the digital divide, nbn’s key objective is to ensure all Australians have access to fast broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices, and at least cost.
With the nbn rollout almost 100% complete across the Northern Territory and scheduled to be complete across Australia by 2020, this is a perfect opportunity to discuss the impact that the nbn has had to date. August 9 2016, was not only Census night but it also marked a point where almost 1 in 3 homes could access the nbn network. NBN Co realised that the Census data would capture a social and economic snapshot of a nation in transition – we had ourselves a control group – those who had been connected to the nbn versus those who had not.
Shortly after the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the final Census results, nbn commissioned economics firm AlphaBeta to conduct the first real-world study of the social and economic impacts of the nbn rollout. The results are evidence that nbn is delivering on its original  purpose to foster productivity and drive economic and social benefits for all Australians.
This seminar will unpack some of the findings from this research, look at how nbn is complementing the evolving digital landscape and discuss some of the exciting work the nbn local team is doing to support regional, rural and remote Australia.

About Tim Saul: Working for NBN Co across South Australia and the Northern Territory, Tim is responsible for managing corporate expectation and reputation, and for delivering community education and engagement programs in areas where the nbn™ access network is being deployed. Tim’s major stakeholders include all levels of Government, local media and local business and community stakeholder groups and he is passionate about working with all communities to ensure they understand and embrace the opportunities provided by the nbn™ access network.
Tim understands the importance of telecommunications to regional and remote Australia and is committed to helping people living and working in these areas gain access to all the benefits that can be delivered by fast and reliable broadband. Tim is also passionate about indigenous engagement, recently spending time in the APY Lands and Laynhapuy Homelands to understand how the nbn™ access network can improve health and education services to those communities and other indigenous communities across the country.

RSVP by Monday, 02 July 2018 via Outlook or thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au   

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