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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A town that was promised early access to the National Broadband Network as part of the Square Kilometer Array project has called on the Australian government to continue the project.
The Australian Department of Health has said that it doesn't require a fibre-to-the-premises NBN connection in order to implement its telehealth trials.
Fibre network construction will continue for the NBN in Tasmania for at least another 36,000 premises while the government assesses a plan to use Aurora's pole infrastructure.
Gosford is Australia's first council to be a licensed telecommunications carrier – but for the council it's not so much about competing with existing telcos, as it is about facilitating a cloud and NBN-driven technology reinvention.
National Broadband Network construction company Visionstream has denied that NBN Co sought to prevent the company from giving evidence to a parliamentary committee, but still refuses to appear before the committee.
Australia's second-largest telecommunications company has been picked to operate NBN Co's long term satellite for up to 15 years.
Given Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's frequent criticism of NBN Co's failure to meet construction targets, it's not surprising that the company is easily on target to beat its new goal for June.
Both Simon Hackett and Bill Morrow have spoken of joining NBN Co to make a difference, but will politics get in their way?
iiNet has slammed both Labor and the Coalition over their handling of the National Broadband Network (NBN) debate.
Careful reading of the NBN Strategic Review's financial projections suggests its authors have taken gross liberties to ensure the revised NBN model stacks up better on paper than the current rollout.
BT Openreach is raising the price for residents who want to upgrade their fibre-to-the-cabinet service to a full fibre-to-the-home service by up to £2,625.
NBN construction efforts over January slowed to just four brownfields fibre serving areas having building instruction notices issued, but NBN Co has said that it expects construction to kick back up in the next few months.
NBN Co's fibre-to-the-building trial agreement document reveals that the company seeks no liability for crosstalk on its VDSL services as part of the trial.
Weasel words abound in the Coalition's NBN Strategic Review, which cites an industry report to justify its assertion that HFC is a better investment than FTTP. Curiously, the report actually says something completely different.
iiNet and its subsidiaries are refusing to sign a wholesale broadband agreement with NBN Co until the regulator gets better oversight and NBN Co agrees to compensate for its failure to meet targets.