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The NBN you'll get is not the one you voted for

Freed from competition by a single-minded government, NBN Co is free to cherry pick to its heart's content, drip feeding its fibre-to-the-basement services to Australia's wealthiest areas. Yet, with so many concessions made to Telstra and so much about the NBN still up in the air, there is still more lost than gained.

January 21, 2015 by

NBN fibre to the world: New Caledonia

The New Caledonian incumbent telecommunications company is working with the government to upgrade 65,000 premises on the island to fibre to the premises, because 16Mbps is not enough for the population.

January 7, 2015 by

Two-month wait for government POODLE patch

Almost two months after Google's security team revealed a major security flaw in SSLv3, an Australian government department was found to still be using the old protocol on at least one of its websites, leaving it wide open to POODLE-like attacks.

December 11, 2014

Hard to switch NBN back to fibre after Turnbull: Clare

Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare has said that a future Labor government would be hard pressed to switch back to a fibre-to-the-premises NBN delivery model, but hopes to develop a policy with stakeholders outlining a path to a fibre 'end game'.

November 17, 2014 by

NBN cost-benefit analysis sides with Turnbull approach

The long-awaited cost-benefit analysis put together by a government panel including critics of the fibre-to-the-premises NBN project has concluded that a mixture of fibre-to-the-premises, fibre-to-the-node, and HFC technologies represents the better option for Australia.

August 26, 2014

It's five FttN NBN customers down, over 11 million to go

Malcolm Turnbull would have been quietly relieved to preside over the unveiling of Australia's first FttN NBN customers. But the launch did nothing to clarify questions around the government's relationship with Telstra, the competitive stance of the Coalition's NBN, and the nagging suspicion that Turnbull is digging himself into a deep, deep hole.

August 24, 2014 by

NBN Co cannot offer FTTB in TPG-serviced buildings: Morrow

Technical restrictions mean that NBN Co will not be able to offer its pending fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) product in buildings where TPG Telecom has already installed FTTB services, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has confirmed. The alternatives? FTTP to the apartment – or no NBN Co service at all.

May 5, 2014 by

NBN pause a boon for Tasmanian cloud provider

Tasmanian cloud provider TasmaNet has idle NBN construction crews rolling out its dark fibre for businesses in Hobart while the Commonwealth Government reassesses the NBN rollout in Tasmania.

April 1, 2014

Tasmania's fibre rollout recommences, for now

Fibre network construction will continue for the NBN in Tasmania for at least another 36,000 premises while the government assesses a plan to use Aurora's pole infrastructure.

February 3, 2014

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