What Happened With The NBN This Week?

You may not have heard much about the NBN in the last few weeks, which is miraculous actually. People not fighting about the nation's most divisive infrastructure project? I'm stunned. Don't worry, though, there's still some news to wrap-up. Here's what you missed.

Because NBN Co isn't already caught in a big enough skills shortage, recruiters have said this week that the the National Broadband Network Company is reportedly suffering a deficit of apartment cablers to hook up multi-unit dwellings. That's a problem.

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, meanwhile, is trying to spruik the National Broadband Network in the largest non-defence related ad blitz since the Labor government came to power. The cost? $25 million.

Finally, Huawei has given up on the NBN after being banned from tendering for work surrounding the project for over a year. *waves*.