CommsWire - 6 October 2016

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Adelaide aims to be ?smart?, Ten Gigabit city
The City of Adelaide has endorsed the development of a business case to build a Ten Gigabit Optical Fibre network to cover the CBD and North Adelaide areas of the South Australian capital.

IA wants govt review of ?essential service? NBN
A newly published poll showing many Australians regard the Internet as an essential service has prompted Internet Australia to call on the Government to urgently review its National Broadband Network strategy.

ACMA looks 5 years ahead on spectrum planning
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released its five-year outlook on priorities for spectrum management and an update on the mobile broadband program and planning for technology developments including 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT).

ACCAN sets ?consumer-centred? Internet, digital policy agenda
Better communications for areas poorly served by the Internet and improved consumer safeguards and better regulation head up a list of policy priorities to be pursued by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) for the remainder of this year through to the end of 2017.

Messaging app Signal proves its security credentials
The messaging app Signal has been shown to be the best for those who care about their privacy, with the company behind it being unable to provide anything more than the duration of a user's membership after it received a subpoena.