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Can We Please Just Get On With The National Broadband Network?

Earlier this year, I attended a dinner for about 150 people. The first thing we all did was head for the bar to grab a drink, swamping the staff and setting back the dinner schedule by nearly two hours. We learned that it is better to place a bottle of cheap wine and a jug of lemon squash on each table just to manage the crowd. The same lesson is now being applied to the NBN.


Telstra Signs New $11 Billion Agreement With NBN Co

Here’s a nice little early-Christmas present for Telstra: the telco has just signed a brand new agreement with the National Broadband Network Company worth $11 billion.


All The Reasons The NBN Might Be Late (Again)

The list of new places that will gain access to the National Broadband Network (NBN) over the next 18 months that was released this week makes interesting reading. One of the most interesting aspects? All the reasons why the revised deadlines might not be met.


NBN Co To Add 1.9 Million Premises By June 2016

The start of December normally means businesses around the country start slowing down for the year. Not the National Broadband Network Company. Today it outlined plans to add 1.9 million premises to the new multi-technology mix-powered NBN by June 2016. They had better get cracking in that case. Here’s every suburb included in the new roll-out footprint, and what you’ll be getting if you live there.


Why The NBN Still Isn't Helping Rural Australia

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for regional and rural Australia in an address to the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week:


NBN Co Announces The First 140 Suburbs To Get FTTN

It’s time. After much administrative arseing around, political double-speak, and general tapping of feet to pass the time, NBN Co has recommitted itself to the task of building the nation’s fast fibre network, this time with fibre-to-the-node as its design. The government’s broadband behemoth outed 140 new suburbs that will commence building FTTN services within a year. Are you on the list?


We Need To Talk About Upload Speeds

Opinion: Australia is home to some incredible high-tech businesses, and Aussies can access some technologically amazing services — take video on demand, for example — with the quality of internet that we already have. Our download speeds, on the world stage, are okay. In the long and ongoing and convoluted and annoying argument about the National Broadband Network and about our countrywide internet, though, we’re all getting caught up talking about downloads, and it’s uploads that really matter.


New Home Owners Should Pay For Their NBN Connections: Report

The Vertigan panel has handed down its final report into the National Broadband Network this week, and some of the recommendations are grim. Alongside the recommendation to split up NBN Co’s business units and have them compete against each other, and the suggestion of scrapping the rural broadband cross-subsidy, is a recommendation that says developers and new home builders should be made to pay the cost of fibre installations in greenfield estates. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, however, has called for calm over the recommendations.


Who Is Signing Up NBN Customers The Fastest?

It’s not clear for many of us when (if ever) the National Broadband Network (NBN) will ever arrive. But for people who can already connect to the high-speed fibre network, which providers are they actually choosing?


ISPs Now Have An Incentive Not To Install Your NBN Battery Backup

Your NBN installation might have become cheaper in the last six weeks, but there’s a good reason behind that — it’s also now a little less reliable. ISPs are being encouraged not to include the battery backup in your NBN install, which leaves your next-generation broadband network unable to provide voice telephone service in the case of a power outage.