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  • Optus welcomes NBN decision on HFC

    Optus has said it welcomes a decision by NBN to roll out fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp) in areas covered by the telco’s hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network.

  • NBN ditches Optus HFC for FTTdp

    NBN will not be using Optus’ hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) assets outside of the one area — Redcliffe in Queensland — where they are currently used to provide National Broadband Network connections. Instead the company has announced it will proceed with a larger rollout of fibre to the distribution point in the areas within the Optus HFC footprint.

  • Coalition, Labor back new NBN committee

    Labor has backed a move by the government to create a joint standing committee that will scrutinise the rollout of the National Broadband Network until its completion, which is expected in 2020.

  • NBN: ACCC still has concerns over Telstra’s rollout role

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it is continuing to work with NBN and Telstra to ensure that the latter’s role in the National Broadband Network rollout doesn’t give it unfair advantage over other telcos.

  • NBN raids: Senate refers seized material to privileges committee

    The Senate has agreed to refer to its Standing Committee of Privileges a claim of parliamentary privilege made by Senator Stephen Conroy. The claim relates to material seized during a series of high-profile Australian Federal Police raids that sought to identify the source of leaks of NBN internal documents.

  • NBN narrows in on rollout cost, future revenue

    An update to NBN’s corporate plan reveals that the worst case scenario for completing the National Broadband Network rollout is somewhat better than it previously expected. Although NBN still expects peak funding for the rollout to be $49 billion, ­the worst case scenario is $54 billion, compared to $56 billion in the previous corporate plan.​

  • AFP to stage new raid in NBN leaks investigation

    Labor’s Senator Stephen Conroy has revealed that Australian Federal Police “will conduct a raid on Department of Parliamentary Services at Parliament House this morning to access the emails of Labor staff members”.

  • NBN to add 2.5 million homes to network in FY17

    By the end of FY17, NBN is planning to have some 5.4 million premises able to order a National Broadband Network service — adding some 2.5 million premises to the network’s footprint during the year.

  • ACCC to scrutinise impact of NBN, 5G on telco competition

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will launch a market study of the communications industry that will examine the impact on competition of changes in the sector including the National Broadband Network rollout, the growth in consumers’ bandwidth demands and the impending launch of 5G mobile services.

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