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NBN review costs top AU$2 million

The Department of Communications has revealed the full extent of the cost for the panel tasked with conducting a cost-benefit analysis into Australia's broadband options, and the other reviews it has undertaken since the election of the Coalition government.

November 3, 2014

Labor warns of new NBN 'tax' on home buyers

The Australian Opposition is calling for the government to ensure that new premises will not have to pay for a connection onto the National Broadband Network.

October 1, 2014

NBN Co should be split and sold: Vertigan panel

NBN Co's different technology types should be split into separate companies with large parts sold off, the government-commissioned panel looking into Australia's broadband has argued.

October 1, 2014

Scale back NBN to save budget: Palmer

Key minority party leader, Clive Palmer, has said that the National Broadband Network could be scaled back to AU$7 billion in cost to reduce government spending.

June 22, 2014

Broadband is not a utility, nor is the NBN. Discuss.

Pragmatism has already forced Malcolm Turnbull to step away from the Coalition's non-interventionist telecoms dogma. But as a coalition of US carriers threatens a freeze on infrastructure if that country's government declares broadband, it's worth considering which approach will deliver the most desirable outcomes.

May 18, 2014 by

TPG seeks to end NBN monopoly

TPG has called on the government to allow it to compete against the National Broadband Network with its own fixed network in competitive areas.

March 17, 2014

NBN starts high rise trials in Melbourne

The first high rise apartments have been connected to the national broadband network using the cheaper, multi-technology approach taken by the Coalition government.

March 11, 2014

Turnbull to probe Conroy's NBN advice

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that there will be an independent audit into the advice the former Labor government received when it decided to create the National Broadband Network.

March 6, 2014

Tasmanian Labor pushes NBN plan

The Tasmanian government has upped the ante on the National Broadband Network, after the Liberal opposition appeared to concede that the issue could cost it next month's state election.

February 17, 2014

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