Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • FTTN means revenue cut for government: Conroy

    Senator Stephen Conroy has this morning pressed the Department of Communications to confirm that a fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) scheme for the National Broadband Network would result in less revenue for the government.

  • ASIC has used s313 10 times to block websites

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has revealed it has used section 313 of the Telecommunications Act 10 times to block websites, also accidentally blocking 250,000 sites.

  • NBN to create 500 jobs for the Illawarra

    The rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the Illawarra will provide 500 new jobs in the region at its peak, according to a statement by the Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy.

  • 600 a week tune in satellite TV amid digital switch

    During the switch to digital-only television, applications for satellite TV smart card activations are being processed at a rate of up to 600 every week indicating the move away from analog is not only to terrestrial broadcasts, but also to satellite.

  • Regional QLD to go digital by December

    The Federal Government has announced the digital switchover date for regional Queensland, with the switch to digital-only television to occur on the 6 December this year.

  • Fed Govt partners with NEC on R&D

    The Federal Government has teamed up with IT services provider NEC to collaborate on technology advancements to address challenges in health and aged care delivery and urban transportation.

  • Regional SA digital TV on-air as cut off nears

    Parts of regional South Australia and NSW will have access to a new satellite television service before analog signals are switched off on December 15, despite all digital TV channels being ready for viewing.

  • Eyes fixed on analog amid digital TV switch

    People in metropolitan and regional areas of Australia are still relying on analog signals to watch TV even as the government begins switching off the older technology in favour of digital-only broadcasts.