Wireless issues all round this week, along with a side of snarky cheek from one Federal MP to another. Here’s what happened in the NBN this week.
• Federal Independent MP Rob Oakeshott got cheeky this week and invited Opposition MP Luke Hartsuyker to an NBN educational day so he could learn a thing or two, according to the Coffs Coast Advocate. [Coffs Coast Advocate]
• The Australian’s analysis of NBN Co’s three-year roll-out plan has found that by 30 June next year, over half of the suburbs slated for connection to the fibre network are in Labor electorates. This analysis was conducted despite the fact that NBN Co has said that electoral lines played no part in the roll-out plan. [The Australian]
• NBN Co chief Mike Quigley has told a conference that spectrum is one of the company’s biggest issues as it rolls out the wireless component of the NBN. [ZDNet Australia]
• While on the topic of the NBN’s wireless component, the Singleton council has its collective undies in a bunch about not being included on the list of fixed wireless sites. [ABC Newcastle]
• Telstra went for a trek across the Bass Strait and landed itself its first NBN services on the Apple Isle this week. [Telstra Exchange]