Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is to become home to SunRamp, an accelerator program focused on the connectivity industry, backed by Boulder-based organisation CableLabs.
The Index examines Australia’s position in a global setting and will hopefully provide insights to policy makers and state and federal government to maximise the benefits of a digitally inclusive Australia.
The report found almost $7,000 is being invested per household on broadband in regional and rural Australia, or $4.5 billion in total.
To improve the quality of life for seniors and their connections to family and friends is a new Melbourne healthtech startup Lumen. The startup is a communications system comprising of smart monitoring devices that provides a way for families to communicate, remotely monitor and provide immediate help if needed.
According to statistics gathered by oDesk, if Internet.org successfully extends its connectivity to the remaining two-thirds of the world, the online work market has the potential to reach $42.5 billion by 2022. This compared to approximately $14.9 billion without extended connectivity, meaning that workers around the world stand to gain $27.6 billion of online work.