The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia's wholesale, open-access, fibre-to-the-somewhere 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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Photos: building Tassie's Scottsdale NBN

Photos: building Tassie's Scottsdale NBN

In the lead-up to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's July date for switching on National Broadband Network (NBN) services in the first Tasmanian homes, ZDNet Australia has obtained some photographs of the roll-out taking place in Scottsdale, Tasmania.

May 13, 2010 by in NBN

Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Telstra has not been separated and construction of the NBN on the mainland is still in the pipeline, but today saw Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kick off a conference that was designed to help Australia understand how 100 megabits per second broadband can be used.

December 9, 2009 by in Networking

Photos: Inside Telstra's nodes

Photos: Inside Telstra's nodes

Telstra today gave some insight into the logistics of what needs to be done in order to build a national broadband network over the next five years — we also had a peek into one of the company's nodes.

December 4, 2008 by in NBN

Photos: Pipe Networks' submarine cable

Photos: Pipe Networks' submarine cable

Pipe Network's Sydney to Guam fibre-optic cable, which is due to go online June next year, makes its way up out of the sea to this landing station in Cromer, where the data from the undersea cable is transferred to terrestrial cables.

July 28, 2008 by in Networking

Photos: Australian broadband coverage

Photos: Australian broadband coverage

With a fierce battle raging over Australia's broadband future and how bush users should be connected, regulators have weighed in to produce a state of nation report into the country's communications infrastructure and how well consumers are being served by their providers.

June 26, 2007 by in Networking

NBN delays 'almost inevitable': Lundy

ACT senator and former shadow Minister for ICT Kate Lundy told ZDNet.com.au last month in a video interview that a project as large as the National Broadband Network was bound to see schedule slippage.

August 6, 2009 in NBN

The NBN reaction

What does the everyday person on the street think of the Federal Government's plans to build a $43 billion National Broadband Network?

April 8, 2009 in NBN

Nick Minchin interview

If the Coalition were back in power today it would bring back the $950 million rural broadband network plans which Communications Minister Stephen Conroy cancelled, Shadow Minister Nick Minchin said in a video interview with ZDNet.com.au last week.

March 8, 2009 in NBN

Telstra's union on strike, NBN exit

Telstra's exit from the National Broadband Network process will help focus industry attention on the industrial action being held by its workers, the company's main union states in this video interview.

December 16, 2008 in NBN

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