Stephen Conroy is using FttP to court regional centres, with the promise of things to come under Labor. Can he convince the bush that FttN won't help them — or can Turnbull save face with unsold 700MHz spectrum?
A view from the trenches of Australian telecommunications. As the name implies, it’s a two-way conversation and we ask you not to pull any punches ... we won’t.
A bulletin board troll in the 1980s, David Braue has been online long enough to remember using the text-based Lynx browser to visit www.ibm.com, one of around 100 Web sites available back then. Telecoms has remained an obsession as he developed ever more complicated schemes to stay in touch with family overseas without going broke. After more than a decade covering Australia's ICT industry - and watching our telcos stumble time and again - he's eager to call them to task.
Stephen Conroy and Malcolm Turnbull's online debate proved that there's no love lost between the two NBN visionaries — and that Turnbull's strategy is based on blind optimism about Telstra's generosity.
A Coalition NBN would remove much of the construction work associated with the project, but would it cure the project of its skills ails?
One of the most enduring characteristics of Tony Abbott's Liberal Party — particularly with reference to its preference for a retrograde NBN — has been its enshrinement as the ‘party of no'.
By announcing its policy, the Coalition has finally framed the NBN discussion in more realistic terms. It has also invalidated six years of its own arguments that Labor was spending too much on its NBN.
If there ever was a case of the proof being in the pudding, it came a few days ago when I sat down at a cafe in Melbourne's Federation Square to do some editing of a magazine proof, then dragged a 24MB PDF file onto my FTP client to upload it.
Relying on the NBN Co corporate plan to learn about the actual NBN rollout is like using Life of Pi as a manual for tiger care: It may seem like it has all the answers at first, but if you're not ready to keep an open mind you're going to get eaten alive.
Could the timing of the Coalition’s policy launch turn April’s digital-dividend auction into a huge mess?
Malcolm Turnbull may have put his fingers in his ears as difficult FttN questions piled up this week, but if elected, will he really be up to the challenges they present?
Does Mike Quigley's surprise support for an FttP-FttN tete-a-tete suggest that NBN Co is preparing for a change of government? Or is it just Labor's way to pre-empt a Coalition CBA?