The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia's proposed wholesale, open-access fibre-to-the-premises data network. Controversial from the moment of its inception, the NBN always manages to generate interesting debate on the future of communications.
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NBN Co's renegotiation with Telstra over access to its copper network is in the 'home stretch', according to CEO Bill Morrow.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has begun reporting a rise in complaints from customers connecting to the National Broadband Network.
NBN Co's payments to Telstra won't factor in to the ACCC's determination for the price of regulated services, the watchdog has indicated.
Work is under way to bring the National Broadband Network to 200,000 homes and businesses in NSW and Queensland as the national trail enters a new phase, the company has said.
Adelaide's move towards a smart city was made easier by the town largely already having access to fibre, according to the South Australian Government.
In contrast to NBN Co's initial trial results, iiNet has revealed that one customer was only able to get 50Mbps on their trial fibre-to-the-node service.
Looking to shore up the open access environment of the NBN rollout, the Australian minister for communications has issued draft licence conditions that would require TPG to functionally separate its wholesale business.
Australia's dominant telco has argued that as users leave its fixed copper network, the price to access the network will have to rise.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that splitting its regulatory functions into two entities could impact the regulation of telecommunications and the NBN.
The NBN has been stuck inside of 'Groundhog Day' because the government was too focused on political payback through eight reviews, according to Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.
iiNet is in talks to resell services on the network of its closest rival TPG.
The move to a multi-technology mix for the National Broadband Network means that Telstra's structural separation should be reviewed, according to Optus' head of regulatory and corporate affairs David Epstein.
While Australians continue to download increasing amounts of data, the number of people using broadband quicker than 24Mbps has stalled, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
A consultant to the Department of Communications over NBN Co's new corporate plan has been accused of having a conflict of interest, given his role in developing NBN Co's 2013 strategic review.