What Happened With The NBN This Week?

The appointment of a high-profile geek to the NBN Co board kept people buzzing this week.

That's right, Internode-founder and now-former iiNet board member, Simon Hackett, joined the board of NBN Co this week, making a nice change from the steady flow of ex-Telstra cronies.

We took a look at why the appointment of Hackett is great news for the NBN, and how you can use his learnings to influence your own life. Handy!

Microsoft Australia expressed concerns about the Fibre-To-The-Node model of NBN being pursued by Malcolm Turnbull, saying the speed may not be fit for such applications as healthcare or telework.

Many deployment strategies are coming out for the National Broadband Network, but is running the fibre over a power pole a good idea?

And finally, Optus released an Unlimited NBN plan recently. We looked at whether or not it was a good deal.

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