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NBN satellite rollout suspended in Tasmania for election

West coast residents of Tasmania, first promised fibre connection to the NBN only to have t replaced by satellite, have been told the network rollout in their electorate will go on hold until after the election. nbnTM has told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) The World Today radio program that it's holding off …
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Basslink says cable repairs won't be done until June

Tasmania's long-suffering electricity and Internet users – in other words, nearly everyone – will have to wait until mid-June for a fix to the Basslink power and optical fibre cables. The company has announced (PDF) that it's pinpointed the fault on its electricity cables, just 1,150 metres from where it cut the cable for …
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Map of Tasmania to be shorn of electrical, data links to outside world

Internet service providers in the Australian state of Tasmanian are bracing for a temporary loss of connectivity, as the owner of the Basslink cable connecting the island state to the mainland scrambles to fix a break in its electricity transmission system. Basslink operates electricity and telecommunications connections …
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Tasmania wants more backbone

The government of the Australian state of Tasmania has commissioned a feasibility study into a possible new optical fibre cable across the Bass Strait. Until this century, the island state's only connection to the Australian mainland was provided by Australia's dominant telco, Telstra, which has two fibre routes. That was …
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Bush-first NBN build was back to front says NBN Co CEO

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has told a TasICT gathering that the original National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout plan, which prioritised regional areas to receive fibre first, was a mistake. Speaking to the IT industry group TasICT on Monday evening, Morrow added that the rollout schedules announced by the previous government had …
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Tasmanian Liberals fear NBN policy will kill their election hopes

Updated Four weeks out from an election in the Australian state of Tasmania, the leader of the opposition Liberal party leader Will Hodgman has staged a “gaffe” by telling a colleague the issue of the National Broadband Network (NBN) could cost his party the election in front of TV cameras. While getting ready for a press conference …
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The ‘subversive adult Disneyland’ where iPods track your every move

David Walsh invented what he calls “a money mine”, and when he decided to spend some of its contents on an art gallery, he gave his IT team more than four years to provide the best visitor experience of any museum in the world. That team now rates their work on the gallery as a “dream project”, thanks to Walsh’s no-compromises …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Nov 2012
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Map of Tasmania to be redrawn

Tasmania will spend $AU3m to refresh the technological framework that underpins the State's Land Information System (LIST). The new project aims “develop a contemporary platform for the management and distribution of spatial information across all tiers of government and the private sector and facilitate the improved use of …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Apr 2012
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Optus to fling A$25 million at Tasmania

Telstra is finally going to lose its near-monopoly over mobile comms in Tasmania, with Optus announcing it will triple the number of base stations it operates in the island state. The network upgrade, which Optus says will cost $25 million (including new retail stores), will cover 45 towns in all regions of Tasmania. …
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Saab-spotter blogger poached by the company

A Tasmanian-based Saab enthusiast blogger has pulled off a social media coup, scoring a global role with the car manufacturer and being touted as the man who "saved Saab". Steven Wade, a self-confessed publishing novice, started his site dedicated to all things SAAB in 2005, which was then called Trollhättan Saab. It has since …
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Opiate-crazed wallabies create crop circles

Tasmania's opium poppy farmers have been offered an explanation for mysterious crop circles in their fields which have become part of local lore: They're caused by drugged-up wallabies which get blasted on the plant heads and hop around in circles. That's according to Taz attorney general Lara Giddings, who explained that she' …
Lester Haines, 25 Jun 2009

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