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Multimedia Victoria Broadband Access and Effective use AICTEC Forum Nov 2006 Andrew Skewes Director – Policy, Multimedia Victoria Who is Multimedia Victoria? The Victorian State agency for ICT – focussed on:

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multimedia victoria

Multimedia Victoria

Broadband Access and Effective use

AICTEC Forum Nov 2006

Andrew Skewes

Director – Policy, Multimedia Victoria

who is multimedia victoria http www mmv vic gov au broadband
Who is Multimedia Victoria?
  • The Victorian State agency for ICT – focussed on:
    • Effective ICT use in government administration and service delivery;
    • Local ICT industry development;
    • Digital divide; and
    • Broadband infrastructure and services deployment for economic and social development.
  • Broadband Framework is key policy document
key relevant broadband framework enabling programs
Key relevant Broadband Framework enabling programs
  • Telecommunications Purchasing & Management Strategy (the procurement vehicle for WoVG telecommunications)
  • $89m VicSmart program:
    • Provides more than 1,600 Victorian Government schools with a high speed (4 megabit/sec) broadband connection (fibre tails, cost effective upgrades as demanded)
  • $15m Broadband Innovation Fund – demonstrating the innovative and effective use of broadband in service delivery
broadband innovation fund bif
Broadband Innovation Fund (BIF)
  • Created to finance new and innovative uses of broadband by Victorian Government agencies
  • BIF funds pilots that stretch the boundaries of what can be done to deliver government services in a better and more cost effective way
  • Funding pool valued at $15 million to be delivered over three years (2004 – 2007)
  • Focus on health, education, sustainability and environment
2 8m knowledge network a bif project
$2.8m Knowledge Network (a BIF project)
  • Consists of:
    • VGEX (a gateway that enables the connection of Victorian agency clouds to ASPs, ISPs and other networks)
    • Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNET) and Cultural Broadband Network (CBN) connections
    • demonstrations utilising these infrastructures
  • Rationale: COIns don’t just reside within the Vic Gov; public content on-Net; more effective ASP supply, etc
cbn and aarnet connectivity
CBN and AARNET Connectivity

Connectivity component of Knowledge Networks project is limited to the provision of:

  • a link from VGEx to CBN; and
  • a link from VGEx to AARNET to enable provision of AARNET content via VGEx to Telecommunications Carriage Services (TCS) connected WoVG departments and agencies.
far east gippsland bif project
Far East Gippsland BIF Project
  • Total project value of $2.16 million over 3 years
  • 10 school communities across Far East Gippsland
  • Optical fibre internet access
  • Video conferencing facilities and electronic interactive whiteboards
  • Delivering cutting edge technology to more than 1000 students and 100 teachers
bif enabled online communications
BIF Enabled Online Communications
  • “I feel much less isolated at Tubbut, the state’s most geographically isolated school. The possibilities with this technology are endless.”

Carmel Stevens

Principal Tubbut PS

yarra valley bif project
Yarra Valley BIF Project
  • $12.7 million world class, technology rich eLearning environment
  • Cluster of 48 schools where ICT is integrated into every aspect of the school curriculum
  • Characterised by a range of technologies working together to allow any student to access learning anytime and anywhere
  • Driving significant improvements in teacher and student effectiveness
further information
Further information