NBN Co board member and Internode co-founder Simon Hackett has said that his first choice for Australia's National Broadband Network would have been 100 percent fibre.
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New Zealand has topped an OECD report in fibre-based broadband uptake growth, with the country seeing a 272 percent surge in new fibre subscriptions for the year ending June 2014.
New Zealand's communications minister says adoption of fibre broadband is accelerating, but progress lags in major cities.
The president is pushing for the end of laws that protect larger, established Internet providers from competition, which he says harms the rollout of rural broadband services.
To blame Australia's drop in the Akamai State of the Internet ranking for peak and average broadband speeds on the government's decision to move away from fibre to the premises for the NBN defies reality.
BT is looking at delivering fibre into basements as a way to fix up slow broadband in cramped parts of London.
One Italian group is showing how a do-it-yourself ethos can bring internet connectivity to an area where ISPs fear to tread.
New Zealand's biggest telecommunications retailer responds to regulatory price signals and uncertainty about backdating with higher prices.
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.
A new ITU standard will bring fibre broadband closer to premises, providing access speeds of 500Mbps to 1Gbps at distances of up to 100m from new distribution points.
The Italian region of Bologna is showing how local councils can help speed up fibre rollouts.
Connecting to New Zealand's new Ultra-Fast Broadband network has become cheaper with fixed-price contracts.
The Dutch telco has bought out its joint venture partner, becoming sole owner of the fibre broadband provider.
ViewQwest announces its new 2Gbps fiber broadband service to be made commercially available in early-2015, offering the fastest residential internet connection in Singapore.
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.
Thirty five years ago the UK could have started the process of wiring up the country with fibre optic broadband. That never happened - but what's the situation now?
New Zealand's fibre to the premises and building rollout has beat its June target for premises passed by the fibre network.
In her memoir, former prime minister Julia Gillard has said while the fibre to the premises National Broadband Network had implementation issues, the ultimate goal of the project was "absolutely right".
Regulated price cuts to wholesale copper broadband services stand after Chorus' appeal fails.
Malcolm Turnbull would have been quietly relieved to preside over the unveiling of Australia's first FttN NBN customers. But the launch did nothing to clarify questions around the government's relationship with Telstra, the competitive stance of the Coalition's NBN, and the nagging suspicion that Turnbull is digging himself into a deep, deep hole.
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