Optus has announced the availability of a new data cable broadband bundle for customers that are being serviced by its hybrid fibre-coaxial cable network.
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The Australian government is calling on the Productivity Commission to work out how best to deliver mobile broadband capability for the country's law enforcement and emergency services.
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.
For the first time, UK cable connections were faster than fibre connections, though not by much. However, ADSL2 speeds have increased, while the speed gap between urban and rural users has narrowed.
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.
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.
Italy's path to broadband nirvana isn't going to be an easy one, but the new government is hoping that tax breaks and less red tape can help speed the process.
The additional investment is to be funded through the extension of an existing levy on telecommunications providers.
The British government is trumpeting a milestone for its £1.7bn ($2.9bn) Superfast Broadband project, which is taking broadband to rural areas from the Isle of Wight to the Outer Hebrides
The Australian government has launched a single platform containing a number of the data sets released by the government, including broadband availability and quality.
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.
Then-opposition leader Tony Abbott was unwilling to budge on the Coalition's 2010 broadband policy during minority government negotiations, according to former Independent MP Rob Oakeshott
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.
The Report of the Australian National Commission of Audit has recommended the privatisation of ten federal government bodies, including Australia Post and the National Broadband Network.
The Australian government, through NBN Co, will subsidise the satellite connections of up to 9,000 regional broadband users at a cost of AU$15.6 million.
TPG has called on the government to allow it to compete against the National Broadband Network with its own fixed network in competitive areas.
The first high rise apartments have been connected to the national broadband network using the cheaper, multi-technology approach taken by the Coalition government.
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.
The Australian government requested detailed information on line lengths, ADSL port availability, and ADSL infrastructure as part of its review into Australia's broadband adequacy.
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.
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