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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.

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    NBN: Lengthy wait for outcomes of FTTB, FTTN trials

    The outcomes of NBN Co's trials of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology will shape the future of the National Broadband Network rollout, but what exactly those outcomes are won't be known for quite some time, according to the government-owned company's CEO.

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    NBN FTTN's power bill: $89m a year?

    The Coalition government's decision to switch the fixed line element of the National Broadband Network from being primarily fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) to a mix of technologies, notably fibre-to-the-node for brownfields premises, has not been without its critics.

  • Fibre-to-the-building: NBN Co eyes Q1 2015 FTTB launch

    NBN Co, the company in charge of overseeing the rollout of the National Broadband Network, has released an updated product roadmap that details for the first time an estimated time frame for offering fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) services.

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    Only 15 per cent of eligible households take up NBN wireless

    NBN Co fixed wireless is now available to more than 100,000 premises, with the National Broadband Network wholesaler citing the rise in wireless coverage as evidence of progress in the NBN's rollout.

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    Expanded FTTN trial will shape NBN's future

    An agreement between Telstra and NBN Co for a 1000-node deployment of fibre-to-the-node technology will "deliver valuable insights into how to build a sustainable and consistent program of work that allows the industry to ramp up and deploy the FTTN element of the NBN at scale," according to NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow.

  • NBN Co and Telstra sign FTTN deal

    NBN Co and Telstra have signed a deal to undertake a fibre-to-the-node trial.

  • Service Stream's NBN connection contract renewed

    NBN Co has renewed its field services delivery contract with Service Stream, the National Broadband Network construction partner announced this morning.

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    NBN Co mum on Telstra negotiations, copper costs

    Negotiations with Telstra over a new National Broadband Network deal in light of the government ditching its predecessor's fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout are "progressing" according to NBN Co – but that's pretty much the extent of the information that the company charged with rolling out the NBN is willing to reveal publicly.

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    The final countdown: NBN Co issues warning on first copper shutdowns

    Tomorrow marks a major milestone for (what’s left of) the National Broadband Network: The copper network will be switched off in the first areas to receive NBN fibre.

  • NBN: Visionstream scores $90m greenfields contract extension

    NBN Co has handed Leighton Contractors subsidiary Visionstream a two-year contract extension for network design and construction in three states. The contract covers Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland and is worth $90 million.