National Broadband Network (NBN) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • NBN's first satellite heralds new era for regional broadband

    Sky Muster, the first of the two satellites that will comprise NBN's Long-Term Satellite Service, has been successfully launched from Guiana Space Centre in South America.

  • Broadband is the key infrastructure for the 21st century

    Earlier this month, the US Broadband Opportunity Council declared that broadband is “taking its place alongside water, sewer and electricity as essential infrastructure for communities”.

  • NBN rollout still 'technology agnostic', says Fifield

    Australia's new communications minister, Senator Mitch Fifield, has repeated prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's claim that the roll out of the National Broadband Network is "technology agnostic" under the Coalition government.

  • NBN formally launches FTTN, aims for 500k premises by mid-2016

    NBN today officially launched its fibre-to-the-node offering, with the company aiming to have half a million premises able to order FTTN services by the middle of next year.

  • Service Stream signs new NBN contract

    Service Stream has signed a new contract with NBN to roll out National Broadband Network infrastructure including fibre-to-the-node (FTTN), fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and fibre-to-the-building (FTTB).

  • Senate demands release of NBN FTTP analysis

    The Senate has backed a motion from Labor's Stephen Conroy demanding that NBN release a number of documents including an analysis of the cost of an all-fibre rollout of the National Broadband Network.

  • NBN CEO wants to boost RSP choice for end users

    NBN CEO Bill Morrow today said the company wants to look at ways of making it easier for retail service providers to sell services on the National Broadband Network.

  • Internet Australia, AIIA call for Turnbull to accelerate NBN rollout

    Internet Australia has called on prime minister-designate Malcolm Turnbull to "fast-track" construction of the National Broadband Network.

  • NBN talks up network's gigabit potential

    NBN is preparing to launch trials of technology, which could potentially allow gigabit speeds over some National Broadband Network connections that rely on existing copper phonelines.

  • The NBN: Why it's slow, expensive and obsolete

    The Abbott Coalition government came to power two years ago this week with a promise to change Labor’s fibre to the premises (FTTP) National Broadband Network (NBN) to one using less-expensive fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technologies, spruiking its network with the three-word slogan: “Fast. Affordable. Sooner.”

  • Exetel signs two-year NBN deal with Optus

    Exetel has signed a two-year deal with Optus Wholesale, under which Optus will exclusively deliver National Broadband Network aggregation services to the ISP.

  • 50Mbps NBN wireless on track for pre-Christmas launch

    NBN's speed boost to its fixed wireless service, which will see the potential maximum speed of connections increased to 50Mbps downstream and 20Mbps upstream, should be commercially available before Christmas.

  • NBN should be prepared for disaggregation: ACCC chair

    The chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, has repeated his belief that NBN should be prepared for a potential future breakup of the company into separate entities.

  • ACCC signs off on NBN's HFC deal with Optus

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) won't oppose NBN's move to acquire Optus' hybrid fibre-coaxial network and the revised agreement covering the migration of the telco's HFC customers to the National Broadband Network.

  • NBN still not sure about the state of Telstra's copper

    As NBN prepares for the commercial launch of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services on the National Broadband Network, the company's updated corporate plan reveals significant uncertainty remains about the state of Telstra's copper network.