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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Apartments and offices in New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland will be connected to the NBN Co's fibre by 24 September, as part of the company's plan to speed up its fibre rollout in a "commercial response" to TPG.
Federal communication minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is urging the Australian competition watchdog to avoid making any decisions that could result in an NBN migration "price shock".
Australia has dropped from 18th to 21st in the OECD rankings for fixed broadband penetration for the last six months of 2013.
You know the NBN is dead when not even the FttN haters bother to shellac Malcolm Turnbull's blogs. As Telstra reasserts control over the NBN and the Coalition government flounders, can we actually expect anything from the NBN anymore?
Independent MP for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, has shed light on some of the issues plaguing the rollout of the fibre to the premises network in Tasmania by construction contractor Visionstream, and the steps NBN Co has implemented to fix it.
NBN Co is offering up to 9,000 new subsidised satellite services through IPStar to Australians in regional areas who missed out on the company's original interim satellite service.
Telstra today won a legal battle against NBN Co in the NSW Supreme Court, with the national broadband company set to pay the telco an extra AU$200 million unless it successfully appeals the ruling.
NBN Co should be allowed to discriminate between retail service providers, according to the government's independent review panel.
Updated: The Coalition's plan to dismantle the Labor-Greens majority NBN Senate committee in favour of a joint committee dominated by government MPs, with the help of Palmer United Party senators, has been delayed after the government lacked the votes in the Senate to pass the motion.
Former Australian media tycoon Rupert Murdoch said over the weekend that mobile technology has made the need for an NBN redundant.
NBN Co's high speed products might now come with a warning that the full speed may not be achievable on fibre to the node, following controversy over plans to retain the fibre speed tiers.
NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said that the company will not be under any obligation to use a set amount of the copper network under a renegotiated deal with Telstra.
Ahead of an all-day Senate Select Committee hearing, NBN Co has said that it has beat its revised forecast for premises ready for service on the fibre network as of the end of June.
Australian Minister of Communications says the creation of an innovation culture has to be the focus.