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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

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

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

Nextgen finishes Victor Harbor NBN link

Nextgen Networks has completed laying a 146-kilometre fibre backbone link to South Australian town Victor Harbor and other rural locations as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll-out, according to a statement issued today by the office of Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.

March 15, 2011 by

NBN Co buys Austar spectrum for $120m

Subscription television services provider Austar today announced it had sold its 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz wireless spectrum holdings for $120 million to the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) in a deal that will facilitate the government-owned company's plans to roll out a high-speed fixed-wireless service to rural and regional areas.

February 16, 2011 by

Gillard slides in on back of NBN

The National Broadband Network played a key role in Labor securing the votes of independent rural MPs Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor to put Labor over the line to form a minority government.

September 6, 2010 by

Can Vodafone close the rural 3G gap?

Optus, Vodafone and Three have long struggled to match Telstra's reach outside the capital cities. Vodafone's major network upgrade is the best chance yet to dilute Next G's rural monopoly, but questions remain.

August 31, 2009 by

Intel wants WiMax for rural NBN

Intel said today that it would approach the Federal Government about using WiMax for the 10 per cent of the population in rural areas who won't benefit from the government's $43 billion fibre-to-the-home network.

April 28, 2009 by

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