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  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NBN closes in on half-way mark for regional rollout

    In Australia’s non-metro areas, the rollout of the National Broadband Network is 42 per cent complete, according to NBN’s chief network engineering officer, Peter Ryan. Non-metro Australia covers “the biggest physical expanse and lowest density areas we have,” the NBN executive said in a speech today.

  • Optus welcomes NBN decision on HFC

    Optus has said it welcomes a decision by NBN to roll out fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp) in areas covered by the telco’s hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network.

  • NBN ditches Optus HFC for FTTdp

    NBN will not be using Optus’ hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) assets outside of the one area — Redcliffe in Queensland — where they are currently used to provide National Broadband Network connections. Instead the company has announced it will proceed with a larger rollout of fibre to the distribution point in the areas within the Optus HFC footprint.

  • Senator Stephen Conroy resigns

    ​Senator Stephen Conroy has announced his resignation from parliament in a speech tabled last night that named the NBN has his ‘greatest contribution’.