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'.
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Adelaide's move towards a smart city was made easier by the town largely already having access to fibre, according to the South Australian Government.
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.
The ACCC did not overly influence the expert panel's recommendation to the Labor government that the NBN should be fibre to the premises, according to panel member Rod Tucker.
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.
While the Australian government decides the fate of NBN competition, TPG is already building its fibre to the basement network and has live trial customers.
NBN Co executive chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski has said that it will be up to the government to determine whether TPG can deploy fibre, and the circumstances in which it can be deployed.
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.
Analyst firm Ovum is advising the New Zealand government to renew its commitment to fibre to the home by shutting down the legacy copper network.
Limitations on the products available over a fibre-to-the-node NBN could reduce CVC revenues so much that the government would be forced to keep prices for fibre to the premises high to compensate, a confidential NBN Co report has warned.
Australia's new Liberal Party government is using the wrong strategy for rolling out the country's national broadband network (NBN) and should consolidate the planned two-stage deployment of fibre-to-the-node (FttN) technology into one rollout, a leaked internal report has revealed.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that the NBN will pass twice the number of premises with fibre to the home by June next year than the project did under the former government.
The latest in the series of campaigns trying to convince Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to keep the NBN as fibre to the home is not too dissimilar to campaigns waged against the last government.
Telstra CEO David Thodey has said that the AU$11 billion NBN deal is about moving the ownership of the fixed network to the government, regardless of whether it is fibre or copper.
Telstra and Alcatel-Lucent are testing out fibre-to-the-node technology in what will no doubt be a pitch for construction work on the National Broadband Network under the Coalition government.
Australia has a new government, so its days rolling out the biggest fibre-to-the-home network are numbered as it moves to fibre to the node. Where will a world leader in broadband come from next?
The New Zealand government is proposing putting prices for services on par with fibre prices in order to encourage NZ telcos to invest in the new fibre network.
The British government is spending £42.6 billion on a new west-coast railway line when it could spend the same amount or perhaps less on providing the whole nation with superfast broadband with Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH).
Exclusive: NBN Co originally put an alternative fibre-to-the-basement proposal for apartment blocks in the revised corporate plan in 2012, but it was rejected by the Australian government.
Forget fibre to the premises vs. fibre to the node; the growing range of problems with Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) confirms the biggest battle awaiting the presumptive Coalition government will be bringing contractors in line.
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