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"We have demonstrated our ability to scale and deliver, and with the same determination we seek to further improve the end-to-end experience for households and businesses, from migration to use of the network," NBN CEO Bill Morrow says.
Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland, on the other hand, says NBN's Q1 results - which show $405 million in revenue - are "quite disappointing."
The NBN is around about half done, but that also comes with a massive jump in complaints to the TIO over the last year. The ACCC is on the case, and it might end up regulating the standard of services agreed on between NBN and the retail service providers (RSPs) that deliver you your high-speed broadband.
Opinion: I won’t be the only one putting pen to paper after last night’s Four Corners article on the nbn. In fact, it appears many did that already, overnight. Me -- well, I went to bed. To those of us who work hands-on in the industry, last night’s article was disappointingly light on detail and disappointingly heavy on politics.
In 2009, then-Prime Minister and Labor Party leader Kevin Rudd launched the National Broadband Network -- building fibre infrastructure to 93 per cent of Australian homes, the largest public works project in Australian history. In the last eight years, though, the NBN has transformed drastically -- including a fundamental change in design after the 2013 election won by Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party. After a few years in the wilderness, Kevin Rudd is back in the spotlight, and he's throwing shade at the farce he thinks the NBN has become.
Complaints about the NBN involving connection delays, unusable internet or landlines and slow internet speed are on the rise. Most Australians will be forced to move onto the NBN within 18 months of it being switched on in their area, and that means navigating what can be confusing new contracts.
So, what are your rights regarding landline and internet connections?
This morning, NBN released a list of the 10 most expensive fibre to the premises (FTTP) installations rolled out under its original network plan. Despite the company generally staying tight-lipped about 'commercial in confidence' information -- including in its reports to the Senate committee charged with keeping it in line -- it's clearly happy to publish data that supports its government-mandated multi-technology mix.
The latest blog post from NBN outlines a number of reasons why comparing the broadband rollouts of Australia and New Zealand is like comparing apples and oranges. To make his point, NBN CEO Bill Morrow finds an orange.
Comparisons between Australia and New Zealand are natural -- both countries think they invented the pavlova and neither wants to claim ownership of Russell Crowe. In this morning's post, Morrow tries to explain why we didn't do things the way the Kiwis did.
The ramp-up of the nationwide NBN rollout means that more Australians are finally getting connected to the National Broadband Network. And that's a good thing. But the telecommunications industry ombudsman's bleak 2016-17 annual report shows that complaints about Australia's internet have overtaken mobile phones in volume, and over 27,000 complaints about the performance of the NBN represent a 160 per cent rise versus the year past.
This morning our PM was on the radio, having a chat about the NBN - as you do - and when asked about the rollout (and its many issues) Turnbull replied with, "I think we’ve got this in hand".
It's a statement that caused Shadow Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland to compile a veritable laundry list of reasons why Turnbull's assertions just aren't gonna wash with the public.