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  • Optus adds NBN HFC to wholesale offerings

    Customers of Optus Wholesale will be able to sell services over the National Broadband Network’s hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) infrastructure, the telco has announced.

  • ACCC seeks to match ‘superfast’ broadband prices to NBN charges

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its proposal for wholesale pricing and conditions that will apply to so-called ‘superfast’ — 25 megabits per second or faster — broadband networks that are independent of the National Broadband Network.

  • Broadband levy to subsidise regional NBN services

    The government has revealed details of a proposed scheme to help fund NBN’s so-called “non-commercial” services: The fixed wireless and satellite services that are used to deliver broadband services outside the National Broadband Network’s fixed-line footprint.

  • Rowland says govt supressing unflattering NBN information

    Labor’s broadband spokesperson, Michelle Rowland, has accused the government of suppressing unflattering information about the NBN, citing its refusal to release redacted portions of the 2013 strategic review into the National Broadband Network.

  • ‘Fibre to the curb’ rollout one step closer, NBN says

    NBN has signed an agreement with NetComm Wireless for the supply of distribution point units (DPUs) that will be used in the roll out of ‘fibre to the curb’ (FTTC — also called fibre to the distribution point or FTTdp).

  • Government to loan NBN money to complete rollout

    The government will loan NBN the money it needs to complete the National Broadband Network rollout, finance minister Senator Mathias Cormann and communications minister Mitch Fifield have announced.

  • NBN complaints rise but trail rollout progress

    The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has reported an almost 100 per cent increase in the number of complaints about National Broadband Network services during FY16. However, the growth in new connections outstripped the increased NBN complaints.

  • Vodafone finally makes its NBN play

    Vodafone has confirmed it is preparing to enter the National Broadband Network market, with the company’s CEO — Iñaki Berroeta — saying that the telco intends to offer its first fixed-line broadband services before the end of next year.

  • NBN eyes new discount scheme for RSPs in early 2017

    NBN CEO Bill Morrow expects that “if all goes well” NBN will implement a previously mooted discount system based on how much capacity per customer an individual retail service provider (RSP) provisions.

  • ACCC not ready to stop regulating ADSL just yet

    Although the National Broadband Network rollout is gathering pace, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission believes it should continue to regulate Telstra’s wholesale ADSL service.

  • NBN signs new greenfield deals

    NBN has signed deals with Fulton Hogan and Visionstream to hook up greenfields areas to the National Broadband Network as well as build out the fibre links for its transit network.

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