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The NBN Co corporate plan for 2014 until 2017 has been released, but the company says that due to uncertainty surrounding the project, it cannot forecast with a 'reasonable level of confidence' beyond the next 12 months.
And now, for your reading pleasure, we present the worst products and services and technology screw-ups of 2014.
AT&T is delaying plans to install fiber networks in 100 cities within the United States.
ViewQwest announces its new 2Gbps fiber broadband service to be made commercially available in early-2015, offering the fastest residential internet connection in Singapore.
The US regulator has pushed back against the US president's demands over net neutrality, reminding Obama that the FCC is not beholden to the White House.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has confirmed SpaceX is indeed developing 'micro-satellites' to deliver internet connectivity, but warns not to believe rumours about the project until he reveals the plans in three months' time.
In a surprise statement in favor of net neutrality, President Obama calls for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify Internet service as a utility.
The United Nations agency tasked with allocating global telecommunications radio spectrum and satellite orbits has reached an agreement with member countries to bring another 1.5 billion people online by 2020.
The Australian government expects the telecoms industry to passively wait while regulations are reworked to enable its multi-technology mix NBN, but this process has created new opportunities for market disruption. One of the biggest lies in the future of the Optus HFC network — and there is a strong argument for TPG to buy it.
Telcos don't see national fiber coverage as a priority; reelected president wants half the population to get Internet access to the technology.
While the government wants to enforce network sharing to improve service, suppliers say that sharing won’t solve the problems of poor mobile coverage in some areas.
The minimum speed has been set by the national telecoms body and is part of a plan of progressive improvements
According to Gartner, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is set to grow rapidly -- especially within the processor, sensor and communications segments.
Consumers are turning to online television services in their droves — but what does this mean for cable providers and traditional outlets?