NBN Co Just Demoted Its Chief Fibre Architect

There’s a new nail in the coffin of fibre to the premises NBN today. The chief architect behind the original FTTP plan for the National Broadband Network has been removed from his planning position, and his network planning responsibilities have been assumed by a new appointee.

NBN Wrap: What Happened With Australia's Broadband This Week?

This week, NBN Co released its quarterly results, and posted a $1.1 billion operating loss. Newly inducted CEO Bill Morrow says that the company needs to concentrate on educating and connecting consumers and businesses as well as building out the network, but things aren’t exactly looking rosy for the future of the NBN.

Can Malcolm Turnbull Please Live Up To Malcolm Turnbull's Expectations?

The National Broadband Network is a complicated beast. For years, we’ve had Malcolm Turnbull tell us it was too expensive, and that it was recklessly irresponsible to start building it without a proper cost-benefit analysis. However, that didn’t stop Turnbull from issuing a new statement of expectations to NBN Co last week without completing his precious cost-benefit analysis. He’s now come out swinging to his critics, saying that it’s now fine to proceed without said cost-benefit analysis. You’ve got to be joking.

NBN Co Is Going To War With TPG And Its Fibre Network [Updated]

Not content with the National Broadband Network’s deployment strategy, TPG made the surprising decision a while ago to go it alone against the government-owned monopoly and build its own 100Mbps fibre-to-the-basement network and offer an unlimited plan to boot. The new head of NBN Co isn’t exactly thrilled by TPG’s plan, and that’s why he’s about to announce a plan to go to war with the ISP.

TPG Finally Has Unlimited NBN Plans

After almost two years in the making, TPG finally has the unlimited NBN plans it said it would come out with, and they’re pretty competitive, too, provided you don’t mind a slower speed.

Telstra Could Make $98 Billion From NBN Co

If you thought Telstra geting around $11 billion for its fixed line network and associated assets was a sizeable deal, wait until you hear this: NBN Co may end up paying Telstra an insane $98 billion for the lease of its network between now and 2067 according to a new report by CommsDay.

It's Official: The Government's New Plan For The Future Of NBN Co

Australia’s federal heavies have written to NBN Co to officially advise it of Government’s new expectations for the future rollout of Australia’s National Broadband Network. From today, the plan is clear — the NBN will use a multi-technology mix of mainly fibre to the node, fixed wireless and satellite to deliver broadband to Australian citizens at a minimum of 25Mbps nationwide.

Turnbull: NBN Faces Massive 'Coverage Gap' If Plan Isn't Changed

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has had a little while to go over the National Broadband Network documents and roll-out plans during his time in office so far, and he’s now figured out that we’re in for a bit of a problem: around 300,000 homes could miss out on the NBN if the plan isn’t changed.

How To Stop The NBN Being A Political Football

Nobody can ever state with certainty how much it will cost or how long it will take to deliver broadband services to more than 22 million people spread out over 7.6 million square kilometres. Even more difficult to project are the revenues from such a service years from now. Anybody who could know would certainly possess a global monopoly along with their crystal ball.

NBN Wrap: What Happened With Australia's Broadband This Week?

It has been a week of conflict with the National Broadband Network. As we’ve come to expect, nothing much of substance happened with the roll-out of the actual fibre, but there was plenty of spirited debate when it came to public policy.