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How grassroots broadband can succeed where telcos fear to tread

Slow broadband in rural areas is often a fact of life for local inhabitants that has to be endured until one of the big telecoms operators decides it's economically viable to extend their network. It's not easy, but not-for-profit grassroots community projects can provide an economically viable alternative.

December 12, 2012 by

UK broadband speed climbs 22 percent

The uptake of fibre-based broadband packages is increasing in the UK, contributing to a rise in the overall speed of connections, but the issue the rural-urban divide remains

February 2, 2012 by

CEOs, Libs still perplexed on govt NBN role

Impatient Australians have long complained that the NBN will take years to deliver, but the latest wave of anti-government posturing goes even further by blaming the Gillard Government for failing to teach them what to do with fast broadband.

January 23, 2012 by

NBN awards $300m interim satellite tender

The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has confirmed that Optus and IPstar have been selected to provide interim satellite internet to rural and remote areas of Australia, in deals worth a total of $300 million.

May 5, 2011 by

NBN Co's pricing controversy explained

There is a growing divide between retail service providers and the government on how best to charge for access to National Broadband Network (NBN) Co services, and growing confusion outside of the telco industry as to what it all means. ZDNet Australia has delved into the pricing structure to explain some of these issues.

April 10, 2011 by

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