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    TPG has withdrawn its fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) products while it moves to comply with a new licence condition imposed by the federal government.

  • Major milestone for NBN 2.0 as NBN Co and Telstra sign new deal

    NBN Co and Telstra today announced the signing of revised definitive agreements, clearing the major hurdle for the company rolling out the National Broadband Network as it shifts to the ‘Multi-Technology Mix’ favoured by the Coalition government.

  • 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.

  • 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, TPG still waiting to begin court arguments

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

  • Telstra, NBN Co back in court this April

    NBN Co and Telstra will this April resume their argument over consumer-price-index (CPI) adjustments in the companies’ $11 billion agreement.

  • Court delays NBN Co, Pipe Networks battle

    The court battle between NBN Co and TPG has been postponed for two weeks.

  • NBN Co chief expects Telstra, Optus talks to end in 2014

    National Broadband Network negotiations with Telstra are on the “home stretch” and could be submitted for government approval by the end of the year, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said.

  • NBN: Is your suburb getting FTTN?

    NBN Co has published details of suburbs set to receive fibre-to-the-node services as part of the company's test deployment of FTTN technology.

  • No break-up of NBN Co – yet: Turnbull

    The government has indicated in its initial response to the third Vertigan panel report, which was released last night and includes an assessment of competition settings for the telco market, that it has no short-term plans to break up NBN Co.