Competitive Internet Taskforce

Competitive Internet Taskforce

Internet speed, coverage, capacity and security will profoundly affect cities’ ability to compete in international markets.

We need a better understanding of our current and future internet requirements in light of international competition.

On Thursday 27 June the Competitive Internet Steering Committee had their second meeting. It was decided that the group should look at several aspects of the internet issue in Greater Melbourne. Firstly, the group will look at the opportunities of faster and more reliable internet connectivity by sector / group. Secondly, the group will consider case studies from around the world where faster and more reliable internet was delivered to look at possible opportunities. Finally the group will consider what types of technologies could deliver reliability and faster speeds to Greater Melbourne. The report will be presented in a digital format.

If you wish to help author a section please contact David Prior, Project and Research officer, Committee for Melbourne.

Committee for Melbourne, through its members participation in the Melbourne 4.0 report, recognised the importance of the rising digital economy. The internet will be integral to faciliate opportunities in the digital economy however Australia currently ranks 57th in the world for internet speeds. As such, our Competitive Internet Taskforce to come in 2019 will investigate the future internet needs of Melbourne and how the needs can be addressed.

We look forward to hearing from members interested in joining the Competitive Internet taskforce to help shape the agenda for appropriate digital infrastructure in Greater Melbourne.

 

How can you get involved?

As a member of the Committee for Melbourne, you can contribute your and your organisation's knowledge and insight to the various taskforces that are addressing the Strategic Needs.

To register your interest to participate in our taskforces, please email our team at research@melbourne.org.au

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