Wednesday, 24th March 2021

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In Towards a National Broadband Strategy for Australia, the TelSoc Broadband Futures Group proposed target levels for broadband speeds of 100 Mbps/50 Mbps and 1 Gbps/500 Mbps over the next 5 to 10 years. What are the prospects that speeds of this order can be provided to regional and rural Australia? Gavin Williams, Chief Development Officer, Regional and Remote, at NBN Co, will outline NBN’s thinking and plans and responds to questions such as: What are NBN Co’s plans to bring rural access progressively up to city quality? What are the barriers to higher performance of fixed wireless? To what extent will provision for enhanced fixed line capabilities for business extend to consumers?

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12 noon (AEDT) -12.05 Opening and Broadband Futures Project Update: Chairperson (Jim Holmes)

12.05-12.35+ NBN Co’s approach and thinking (Gavin Williams)

12.35-1.30 Q&A


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Please note that the recording does contain some 'static' during the Q&A session. Unfortunately this appears to have been introduced by the Zoom platform or the presenter's device.

Date and Time

Wed, 24 Mar 2021

12:00 - 13:30 AEDT


Online Event Only
Melbourne VIC 3000


Gavin Williams

Gavin Williams was appointed Chief Development Officer Regional & Remote in October 2019, bringing more than five years’ experience at NBN Co and 25 years within the telecommunication industry across Australia.

He has held leadership roles that have spanned engineering, product management, marketing and strategy disciplines across consumer, business and wholesale markets. Prior to joining NBN Co, Mr Williams held positions in Optus, Telstra and was principal of an independent consultancy. He was a Board Director of Southern Cross Cable.

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