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    Turnbull warns ACCC against undermining Telstra NBN agreement

    Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and finance minister Mathias Cormann have warned the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that cutting wholesale pricing for services over Telstra's copper network could negatively affect the National Broadband Network rollout.

  • NBN Co launches stop-gap satellite service

    NBN Co has begun accepting registrations for its subsidised satellite broadband service. The new service is designed to connect the 9000 households and businesses in remote areas of Australia that are currently unable to access NBN Co’s Interim Satellite Service.

  • Senate's NBN committee wins second reprieve

    A motion by Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi to replace the Senate's National Broadband Network committee and replace it with a government-dominated committee has been deferred for a second time.

  • Vertigan panel sees no need to tighten NBN wholesale rules

    The first report out of the NBN Panel of Experts, appointed by the government to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the National Broadband Network, has rejected calls by telcos to further strengthen the rules that restrict NBN Co to wholesale-only operations.

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    Brief reprieve for Senate's NBN committee

    Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi has deferred — for a day — a motion to abolish to the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network.

Features about National Broadband Network (NBN)
  • Promotions abound at NBN Co

    One of the chief benefits of getting in on the ground of a fast-moving startup company is a speedy ascension up the promotion curve as the company grows.

  • In Pictures: Broadband according to the OECD

    The Broadband Portal by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides an interesting insight into the development of broadband and fibre globally. Here's a look at some of the key graphs and charts showing who's fastest, who's cheapest and how Australia really fares with its neighbours when it comes to lightning-fast Internet.

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    NBN Tracker: The National Broadband Network, visualised

    The Federal Government's proposed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) National Broadband Network (NBN) can be a hard one to follow. To get a grasp of its scope, not only do you have to keep abreast of the latest happenings from wholesale provider NBN Co, but also the backhaul fibre companies, existing ISPs, as well as the tendered construction and design companies that all have a part to play in building the network. Every other week there seems to be an announcement about where fibre is being rolled out, and the 500-page, $25 million NBN Implementation Study hasn't shed much light on how big the infrastructure project actually is.

  • NBN Co details fibre roll-out plans

    The company behind Australia's National Broadband Network, NBN Co, recently hosted a number of Network & Operations Information sessions around the country, detailing their plans for fibre roll-out to points of interconnect and homes. The PowerPoint slides provide a fascinating glimpse into the company's timeline for the project and the hardware it plans to implement.