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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NBN relaunches HFC network

NBN relaunches HFC network

After remediating its HFC network, NBN will make 1,000 premises ready for retailers to sell at the end of April, followed by 38,000 in June and around 100,000 per month for the rest of the year.

April 9, 2018 by in Mobility

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

iiNet's Steve Dalby on NBN and piracy

Content providers are stepping away from the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT)'s pursuit of ISPs over copyright infringement, and are open to iiNet's piracy mediator model, according to iiNet's chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby.

June 2, 2011 in NBN

NBN launches in Armidale

Just seven customers had been connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) trial services in Armidale ahead of the official launch with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.

May 17, 2011 in NBN

Optus NBN support hinges on amendments

Optus has threatened to withdraw support for the Federal Government's National Broadband Network legislation unless further amendments over level playing field provisions are made this week, CEO Paul O'Sullivan has said.

March 23, 2011 in NBN

Gillard's diary dictates NBN live date

July has arrived, but the first National Broadband Network (NBN) service is yet to be turned on, despite former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd having nominated this month as the go-live time. According to Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, the start of services will be dictated by new Prime Minister Julia Gillard's diary.

June 30, 2010 in NBN

NBN tech may change over time

The national roll-out of the Federal Government's National Broadband Network (NBN) is unlikely to use the same equipment that has been installed in the first portion of the network's build involving three Tasmanian suburbs, according to the chief executive Mike Quigley of NBN Co, the company charged with building it.

June 29, 2010 in NBN

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