Stories by Stephanie McDonald

AARNET upgrades submarine link to 40Gbps

Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) and Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) have completed a 40Gbps upgrade to a fibre link connecting Sydney and North America.

iiNet pays $102k ACCC infringement

iiNet has paid a $102,000 infringement notice to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for failing to adequately display the minimum price on a bus advertisement.

Startups praise review into employee share schemes

Startups were pleased by communications minister Stephen Conroy's announcement that the government would conduct a review the tax rules governing employee share schemes, but have suggested the government can do more to aid fledgling tech companies.

NBN Co should prepare for Coalition government: NBN committee

The latest report from the parliamentary committee overseeing the National Broadband Network has recommended that NBN Co update its corporate plan to prepare for a new government, “to prepare strategies to minimise risk in any policy changes that may reasonably be expected to occur in the 2012-2015 period”.

Opal goes live on Sydney city trains

Sydney train customers can now use the Opal card for some train trips, with more than 4600 customers now signed up for Opal cards following a trial on trains which began nearly two weeks ago.

WorkSafe ACT plays down asbestos risk

WorkSafe ACT has downplayed the danger of the community being exposed to asbestos in the ACT as it works with Comcare and Telstra to deal with asbestos issues related to the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN).