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NBN Co has updated its rollout map with more information around the nationwide construction process for the National Broadband Network. The new maps include a 'build preparation' category, denoting areas where contractors are readying pits and pipes in suburbs for the imminent rolling of fibre optic network cable. Don't put too much faith in the maps, though -- even apparently completed areas don't guarantee your house is connected to the NBN.


Fast fibre to the home is great news for those who have it, but the worst part is the data cap that goes with your plan. It's like having a Ferrari in a school zone. AusBBS is here to save you, however, with Australia's first unlimited data NBN plan.


The Liberal/National Coalition has finally announced its official National Broadband Network (NBN) policy, confirming its preference for fibre to the premises and claiming it can deliver this faster than the current Labor plan, without actually making good on earlier threats to dismantle NBN Co entirely. What are the key elements of the Coalition plan, and what aspects remain undiscussed and vague? This is Lifehacker's comprehensive guide.


Independent MP Rob Oakeshott is the Federal Parliament representative for the seat of Lyne on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Mr OakeShott also chairs the House Joint Committee on the National Broadband Network, which has today delivered its fourth report into the network's roll-out. In this piece he talks about what's really hurting the National Broadband Network and how party platforms are getting in the NBN's way.


The NBN roll-out continues as the network speeds up and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy goes sledge for sledge with the head of Vodafone and the Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Here's what happened with the National Broadband Network this week.


Over the Australia Day long weekend, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott released a plan for the nation called "Real Solutions". It's a 27-page document that outlines a whole mess of stuff, including what the Coalition plans to do for the nation's broadband infrastructure. Rather than real solutions, however, the document just looks like hollow talk from here.


Power struggle! Sorry. I just really wanted to say that at the front of a story like a newspaper journalist might. Moving on. This week the Federal government and the New South Wales state governments have gone head to head over the cost of power bills following the introduction of the National Broadband Network. Who is telling the truth and who should buzz off?


It's been a week of political pimping as Prime Minister Julia Gillard and a crack team of local ministers and dignitaries flew to New York to get Australia a spot on the United Nations' Security Council. Communications Minister Stephen Conroy was also there addressing the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information conference, where he voiced a potential plan to get telcos to wear underwear on their heads for access to the government's upcoming spectrum auctions.


Malcolm Turnbull paid ABC's 7:30 a visit yesterday to talk about the Coalition's broadband plan, and at this stage, I think there is more information in the public domain about the iPhone 6 than there is the Coalition's broadband plan. Nevertheless between all the government bashing-this and the too expensive and slow-that, Turnbull got down to telling us actual numbers for how fast the Coalition's own broadband network would be. So what's the magic number?


The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) withdrew its special access undertaking plan from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week, but why, and what does it mean for companies that are currently accessing the National Broadband Network (NBN)?


The National Broadband Network has been panned by mainstream media as too big, too expensive and too ambitious to ever be completed, while Senator Stephen Conroy has constantly come under fire from his opposite, Malcolm Turnbull MP, for pushing the fibre barrow on the country. Strangely enough, the whole thing sounds a lot like the Snowy Mountain Hydro-Electric Scheme did back in the day.


One of the perpetual arguments against the National Broadband Network (NBN) is that it's too expensive, and that the money could be better spent on roads. Following a less than stellar performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games, similar claims of waste are now being thrown at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). We thought we'd compare the two projects and see what costs more: Australia's elite athlete training programs or the National Broadband Network?