The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy is a federal government department undertaking the role of developing the digital economy. This includes laying the foundations for Australia’s digital infrastructure, facilitating innovation and setting regulatory frameworks conducive to enabling individuals, households, businesses and the community to take up the associated opportunities.
DBCDE’s focus lies in four main areas: transforming the structure of telecommunications, switchover to digital television and enhancing the broadcasting sector, realising the digital economy and enabling a good consumer experience. Many of the DBCDE’s initiatives centre around supporting access to technology and services for all Australians.
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