Talk to explain the NBN and what it means to you

DEMYSTIFIED: Alun Davies will present a talk in Dungog to help explain the NBN and what it means to individuals and business.
DEMYSTIFIED: Alun Davies will present a talk in Dungog to help explain the NBN and what it means to individuals and business.

DUNGOG Shire has a new group dedicated to science in our lives and in our community.

The Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub’s first big event is a talk and public discussion about the National Broadband Network (NBN). It’s called “That NBN Thing: Questions and Answers”.

Alun Davies will help to demystify the NBN and explain why it matters for both individuals and businesses in regional Australia.

Davies 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.

Davies will delve into the science and technology – and more.

Topics will include: the NBN explained – FTTP, FTTN, 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 to answer your questions – which can be anything from, “What exactly are digital disruption technologies?” to “Why do I get good internet and my neighbour doesn’t?”

The Paterson Allyn Williams 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.

Future events this year will include helping launch the local 'boomerang bags' initiative and soft plastics recycling scheme for Dungog Shire, a film program from the 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.

When:  Friday, July 22, at 7pm

Where: The James Theatre, Dungog. Entry is by gold coin donation.