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  • Telstra no better off under HFC transition plan, government says

    The government has rejected claims that Telstra could unfairly benefit from NBN Co construction work on the telco's HFC network.

  • NBN Co begins rollout of fibre-to-the-basement services

    Forty-three apartment blocks in in the ACT, New South Wales and Victoria will be the first to receive NBN Co's fibre-to-the-basement services.

  • NBN: HFC transition plan alarms telco coalition

    Allowing NBN Co to carry out construction work on Telstra's HFC network before ownership of the network is transferred to the government-owned company risks giving Telstra an unfair advantage over its competitors, according to the Competitive Carriers Coalition.

  • TPG temporarily pulls FTTB offering

    TPG has withdrawn its fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) products while it moves to comply with a new licence condition imposed by the federal government.

  • Telco complaints fall to 7-year low

    The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has reported the lowest number of complaints about telcos in seven years.

  • Turnbull moves against cherry-picking threat to NBN

    Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the new licence condition for operators of 'superfast' broadband networks that will potentially compete with the National Broadband Network.

  • Government wants NBN Co ready for potential break-up

    The government has no plans to disaggregate NBN Co but will direct the company rolling out the National Broadband Network to implement a number of measures that will give future governments the ability to more easily split the organisation into independent businesses.

  • NBN Co to deliver early Christmas present for Coalition

    NBN Co's chief financial officer, Stephen Rue, has told the Senate's NBN committee that the company hopes to complete negotiations with Telstra over the telco's copper network within "the next couple of weeks".

  • TPG presence won't stop NBN Co installing FTTB equipment

    NBN Co will be willing to deploy its equipment in the basements of apartment blocks — so-called multi-dwelling units (or MDUs) — even if rival infrastructure is already in place, an executive of the government-owned company said today at a Senate Estimates hearing.

  • Labor seeks fibre future, but still working on NBN policy: Clare

    A future Labor government cannot simply switch back the National Broadband Network to a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) model, shadow communications minister Jason Clare has said.

  • ACCC chief backs breakup of NBN Co

    NBN Co should be broken up into separate entities before it is privatised in order to promote competition, the head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, argued in a speech this morning.

  • NBN Co charts course in uncertain waters

    NBN Co has used its updated corporate plan, dated 11 November but released for public scrutiny today, to outline ambitious targets for the rollout of the National Broadband Network in its 2015 financial year. But it has also noted significant areas of uncertainty as the government-owned corporation continues its transition to a new model for the NBN rollout.

  • NBN Co to work with communities that want to co-fund FTTP

    NBN Co has set out in broad outline the principles that will guide the roll out of the National Broadband Network as it continues the shift to a 'multi-technology mix' (MTM) that has an emphasis on the use of the existing copper network for 'last mile' connections to premises.

  • NBN Co, TPG still waiting to begin court arguments

    The court battle between NBN Co and TPG has been postponed another three weeks.

  • ACCC should give up telecom regulatory powers, says former head

    A former chairperson of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has supported spinning off the agency’s telecom regulatory role to a specialist entity.