What Happened With The NBN This Week?

What Happened With The NBN This Week?

Tasmania goes stage 2, ISPs want compensation for DSLAMs, and there’ll be more of us on the NBN by 2015 than on ADSL.

•More broadband connected devices means more power plants needed to run everything, right? Maybe not, according to research which suggests that everything from Moore’s Law to teleworking may keep things on a even keel [ITWire]

•Liberal MP Paul Fletcher released a statement decrying the increases in NBN price schedules, arguing that they’d outstrip inflation. [ITWire]

•Speaking of prices, Telstra’s getting a decent price for its copper network, and now Internode, iiNet and Adam Internet are seeking compensation as well, as the DSLAM infrastructure they’ve got connected to that copper becomes redundant. [ZDNet]

While we’re still on prices, the NBN went commercially live at the end of last week. But what does that mean for end user NBN pricing? Lifehacker investigated the prices you’ll actually pay right now if you’re lucky enough to live in an NBN area. [Lifehacker]

•Speaking at the National Economic Development Conference 2011 in Adelaide, Colin Griffith of the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation argued that businesses need to get onto the NBN and get developing quickly lest they lose out. [AdelaideNow]

•Julia Gillard launched stage two of the NBN rollout in Tasmania this week, albeit somewhat later than the original schedule called for. [ITWire]

•If you are worried about the rollout rate of the NBN, Telsyte’s report on the fixed broadband market makes interesting reading; it reckons that NBN FTTH connections will outstrip ADSL as early as 2015, unless the coalition takes power before then. [TechWorld]