national broadband network

Senate Committee's NBN Interim Report Attacks 'Inaccurate' Strategic Review

The Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network, featuring ex-Communications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy, is out for blood. The committee has just released an interim report on the current Liberal government’s management of the NBN rollout process, as well as its administration of NBNCo — and what it has to say is not pretty.


Stephen Conroy Wants Back In As Communications Minister

Never has a chalice been so particularly poisoned as the one sipped by former Communications Minister Stephen Conroy. After his tumble out of the spotlight, he’s throwing his hat back into the ring to be the Labor Party’s new Shadow Communications Minister.


Here's Australia's First Unlimited NBN Plan

Fast fibre to the home is great news for those who have it, but the worst part is the data cap that goes with your plan. It’s like having a Ferrari in a school zone. AusBBS is here to save you, however, with Australia’s first unlimited data NBN plan.


That NBN Speed Comparison Site Now Looks More Realistic

Remember that fantastic website that compared the speed of the Coalition’s broadband plan along with the speed of the National Broadband Network? It was built with the best of intentions, but the maths behind the comparisons were a little skewed. Thankfully, someone has created a nifty button to fix the site and make the comparisons more realistic.


Coalition NBN Policy: Six Things To Think About

The Liberal/National Coalition has finally announced its official National Broadband Network (NBN) policy, confirming its preference for fibre to the premises and claiming it can deliver this faster than the current Labor plan, without actually making good on earlier threats to dismantle NBN Co entirely. What are the key elements of the Coalition plan, and what aspects remain undiscussed and vague? This is Lifehacker’s comprehensive guide.


What's Really Hurting The National Broadband Network

Independent MP Rob Oakeshott is the Federal Parliament representative for the seat of Lyne on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Mr OakeShott also chairs the House Joint Committee on the National Broadband Network, which has today delivered its fourth report into the network’s roll-out. In this piece he talks about what’s really hurting the National Broadband Network and how party platforms are getting in the NBN’s way.


What Happened With The NBN This Week?

The NBN roll-out continues as the network speeds up and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy goes sledge for sledge with the head of Vodafone and the Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Here’s what happened with the National Broadband Network this week.


The Coalition's Vague Plan For A New National Broadband Network

Over the Australia Day long weekend, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott released a plan for the nation called “Real Solutions”. It’s a 27-page document that outlines a whole mess of stuff, including what the Coalition plans to do for the nation’s broadband infrastructure. Rather than real solutions, however, the document just looks like hollow talk from here.


What Happened With The NBN This Week?

Power struggle! Sorry. I just really wanted to say that at the front of a story like a newspaper journalist might. Moving on. This week the Federal government and the New South Wales state governments have gone head to head over the cost of power bills following the introduction of the National Broadband Network. Who is telling the truth and who should buzz off?


Senator Conroy Calls For Telcos To Wear Red Underpants On Their Heads. Yes, Really.

It’s been a week of political pimping as Prime Minister Julia Gillard and a crack team of local ministers and dignitaries flew to New York to get Australia a spot on the United Nations’ Security Council. Communications Minister Stephen Conroy was also there addressing the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information conference, where he voiced a potential plan to get telcos to wear underwear on their heads for access to the government’s upcoming spectrum auctions.