Entries by Emily Gallarde

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The Internet 2021 and Beyond – Event Recap

Another fantastic event done and dusted in 2021. During this joint event with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), our very own, Narelle Clark, took us on a journey through all things Internet, guided by the theme ‘how it started and how it’s going.’ Beginning with a brief introduction of IAA, we heard about technology, architecture, […]

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Record Numbers for Both IAA and NZIX

During the month of August, both IAA and New Zealand Internet Exchange (NZIX) hit new records across their exchanges. With half of Australia in lockdown, we hit a new record of 790Gbps over the weekend ending Sunday, August 22, 2021, breaking our previous record of 750Gbps. In comparison, as lockdown commenced across the ditch, so […]

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Primus DC – September Closure

Primus DC, located at 55 King Street, Melbourne, is closing, and we have been advised that we need to vacate the premises by 30 September 2021. Unfortunately, this means members with ports within the data centre will be affected as we will no longer be offering services from this facility after that date. Rest assured […]

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Open Submissions

August’s Advocacy Corner Update Submissions that may be of interest to members include: ACCC| Wholesale ADSL Service Declaration | 10 Sept The ACCC is proposing to continuing to declare Wholesale ADSL until 2024. Their view is that postponing this date will promote competition by aligning the expiry to the declaration of other Telstra fixed line […]

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Recent Home Affair’s Submission

September’s Advocacy Corner Update IAA submitted to Home Affair’s Strengthening Australia’s cyber security regulations and incentives paper. In our submission, we highlighted the complexity of existing cybersecurity legislation, especially for smaller ISPs to navigate. We commented on suggested mechanisms which could promote the uptake of cybersecurity, including minimum standards for personal information and health checks for small businesses. […]

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Consumer Data Rights (CDR)

August’s Advocacy Corner Update We also made a submission responding to the Treasury’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) sectoral assessment for the telecommunications sector. In our submission, we extended our support for consumers to have a right to their own data to make informed choices, but argued that mechanisms already exist which facilitate that well. We […]

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NBN Co Special Access Undertaking (SAU) 

August’s Advocacy Corner Update IAA is participating in the working group that is developing the Building Block Model (BBM) underpinning the financials for the review of NBN Co’s standard access undertaking (SAU). This process will see us working collectively with the ACCC, NBN Co, RSPs and the Department of Communications to discuss and consider a […]

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July 1996 President’s Report

01-Jul-1996 Members, After the Inaugural General Meeting of the Western Australian Internet Association (Inc.) (WAIA) the Executive Committee moved to implement the resolutions of the organisation. Executive Board Structure Shortly after the IAGM, the Board formed for the Inaugural Executive Meeting with the following members selected to handle the subsequent portfolios: Paul McCutcheon – President […]

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IAASysters@AusNOG Program

This year we are proud to launch our new IAASysters@AusNOG program. This program is based on the international systers.org and systers@IETF programs and offers ten sponsored attendees the opportunity to participate in both the AusNOG conference and our IAASysters@AusNOG workshop.   As avid sponsors and attendees of the AusNOG conference, we have noticed declining participation rates from certain sectors of our industry in previous years. As our […]

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Open Submissions

July’s Advocacy Corner Update Submissions which may be of interest to our members include:   ACMA has an open consultation for their Statement of Expectations for Consumer Vulnerability. The purpose of this is to outline expectations for how the telecommunications industry should support vulnerable consumers, especially in the areas of internal business practices, selling and contracting, customer service, financial hardship […]