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The NBN explained!

The Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub is launching on 22 July with an event that should interest plenty of locals.

WHEN: 7pm, Friday 22 July 2016
WHERE:  James Theatre, Dungog – gold coin entry, no bookings
WHAT:  ‘That NBN Thing: questions and answers

RTIRC-COMMITTEE_ALUN-DAVIESAlun Davies will discuss ‘that NBN thing’  at 7pm on Friday 22 July at the James Theatre, Dungog. Alun headed the successful NBN Lobby Group for New England, was a member of the Regional Telecommunication Review Committee and is Chair and Co-ordinator of the Armidale Digital Economy Implementation Group. His work has helped Armidale receive international recognition by being named in the top 21 Smart Communities for 2016

Alun will help to demystify the NBN and explain why it matters for both individuals and businesses in regional Australia, delving into the science and technology, including:

  • the NBN explained – fibre-to-the-premises versus fiber-to-the-node
  • fixed wireless and Sky Muster Satellite
  • cloud computing
  • 3D printers and robotics
  • building a digital economy and what regional areas can do to take advantage of digital disruption technologies.

The discussion will include plenty of time for questions like ‘what exactly are digital disruption technologies?’ or ‘why do I get good internet and my neighbour doesn’t?’

The science hub is a group of local organisations that are partnering with Inspiring Australia to produce local events and engage the community with science issues and activities. Dungog Community College is a partner in a new science hub.

Other planned events this year include helping launch the wonderful local ‘boomerang bags’ initiative and soft plastics recycling scheme for Dungog Shire, a film program from the excellent SCINEMA International Science Film Festival to screen at the James Theatre Dungog during science week in August, and a family-friendly citizen science project during National Bird Week in October.

If you or your group would like to partner with the science hub, please contact Dungog Community College at education@dscc.net.au


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