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  • NBN Co's HFC deal with Optus set for ACCC blessing

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft decision that will give the go-ahead to a revised deal between NBN Co and Optus relating to the telco's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network.

  • Government seeks smoother NBN transition for end users

    The federal government has launched a public consultation on its draft Migration Assurance Policy for the National Broadband Network, which is intended to provide a framework for a hassle-free experience for end users during their shift from the copper network to NBN fixed line services.

  • Give NBN more copper, says Optus

    Vodafone and Optus have called for a thoroughgoing overhaul of the Universal Service Obligation scheme, which is designed to make sure that all Australians have access to a 'standard telephone service' (STS).

  • Vodafone, Optus call for NBN boost to regional mobile coverage

    Vodafone and Optus have called for the National Broadband Network to be used to boost mobile coverage in regional areas.

  • Government moves to tackle potential FTTB problems

    The government has moved to allow the telecommunications industry to regulate interference issues potentially caused by the deployment of so-called 'next-generation' broadband technologies that rely on copper twisted pair cables.

  • Turnbull lauds NBN Co for latest rollout figures

    NBN (the government-owned company formerly known as NBN Co) has hit its target for the number of premises able to order services on the NBN (the National Broadband Network, not the company).

  • NBN issues quarterly construction update

    NBN has issued its quarterly construction update, adding 200,000 more premises to the rollout.

  • ACCC recommends more information sharing by NBN

    NBN would be compelled to share more information about the rollout of the National Broadband Network with retail service providers (RSPs) under a recommendation from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

  • Government rejects NBN recommendations

    A terse government response to a report from the Senate's NBN committee contains no surprises.

  • Telcos back regulation of 'superfast' broadband networks

    A number of telcos have endorsed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission moving to regulate non-NBN super-fast broadband networks that target residential end users.

  • NBN signs new contracts for fixed-line rollout

    NBN has signed new National Broadband Network construction contracts. The company formerly known as NBN Co says that the new contracting model will deliver better results for the network rollout.

  • NBN hits the million mark

    The National Broadband Network is now available to more than a million premises, the government announced today.

  • NBN reports increased revenue, losses

    NBN has delivered "another quarter of solid progress," the company's chief financial officer, Stephen Rue, said today.

  • NBN Co looks to meet broadband challenges

    Australia’s ranking of 40th in the world for broadband speeds “doesn’t seem right” given the country’s prosperity and needs to change, says NBN Co’s executive general manager of government relations, Jim Carden.

  • NBN: FTTP not essential for Netflix era, Turnbull argues

    Despite the significant increase in traffic growth driven by Netflix and its ilk and the widespread take-up of video on demand services in Australia, that doesn't mean that fibre is essential for 'last mile' connections to homes, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.