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The internet a “fourth” utility, says Telstra’s consumer business director, Rebekah O’Flaherty

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Talking Business is a podcast review of the Australian economy, presented by seasoned business journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, produced in association with the RMIT College of Business. It features interviews with prominent business leaders and expert analysis from RMIT academics.

Telstra’s consumer business director, Rebekah O’Flaherty, on how the internet dominates our lives

Telstra's Rebekah O'Flaherty

This week’s interview is with Telstra’s executive director of consumer business, Rebekah O’Flaherty. She says the internet has now become a fourth utility in Australia with some people prepared to go without food and drink to preserve their connection. She also says the internet will become even more dominant in Australian society, driven largely by mobile communications and adds that older folk now are taking to the internet and are now the largest sector of home PC users, while younger people are going mobile. She also says this will shape our lifestyles, around for example TV viewing.

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Garry Barker and Leon Gettler both have established careers with ‘The Age’ newspaper, where Garry Barker is its Technology Editor, and Leon Gettler is a Senior Business Journalist. Gettler also works freelance on a number of other publications.

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