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Cisco Welcomes Australian Federal Government’s National Digital Economy Strategy

May 30, 2011 - 1 Comment

Cisco expressed strong support for the Australian government’s #au20 National Digital Economy Strategy announced earlier today by Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stepehen Conroy at CeBit in Sydney, New South Wales.

“Making the digital economy a national priority will help Australia become more competitive globally and help the nation see firsthand how new jobs, businesses, and even new public services will be enabled by a ubiquitous, high speed broadband enabled economy. Cisco welcomes the clear challenge set out in the report to partner with industry, business, government and the wider community to place Australia at the forefront of the leading global digital economies by 2020,” said Les Williamson, vice president of Cisco Australia and New Zealand.

Ubiquitous broadband empowers citizens, government and business. It will enable specialist health care to the home to assist the elderly. It will help homeowners and business operators understand, control, and even manage their carbon emissions. Through smart motorways and digital hubs, it lets workers take control of their commute. And it eliminates barriers to quality education for all Australians.

As one of the world’s most innovative companies, Cisco looks forward to working with the Australian government to implement this progressive strategy.

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  1. Digital economies have allowed for so much change in the positive direction in such little time. I definitely think that we will see more countries benefiting from this too in the near future!