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  • HFC services officially join NBN mix

    The third major fixed-line technology slated to be part of the ‘multi-technology mix’ being employed for the National Broadband Network is now available commercially. NBN announced today that the first commercial Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) services had been made available for order in Queensland.

  • Former NBN CEO joins Tony Windsor on campaign trail

    NBN’s original CEO, Mike Quigley, has joined independent candidate for New England, Tony Windsor, to spruik the potential benefits for regional Australia of returning to a fibre to the premises (FTTP) National Broadband Network rollout.

  • Turnbull backs NBN chairman Ziggy Switkowski

    NBN’s chairman, Ziggy Switkowski, has done a “remarkable job,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today. Under Switkowski and CEO Bill Morrow, NBN has undergone a “phenomenal turnaround,” the prime minister claimed during a doorstop interview.

  • NBN: Question marks over copper costs persist

    It’s still too early to determine how much effort will be required to whip into shape the elements of Telstra’s copper network that will be used for the National Broadband Network, according to an analysis prepared on behalf of NBN.

  • FTTN revenue begins to trickle in for NBN

    For the first time since the technology launched last year, NBN has recorded revenue from fibre to the node (FTTN). Albeit only a trickle, even by the standards of the still-under-construction National Broadband Network.

  • Competition concerns over Telstra role in NBN HFC rollout

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned that Telstra may potentially have unfair advantages when it comes to selling services on the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) portion of the National Broadband Network.

  • Telstra scores $1.6b NBN HFC contract

    Telstra has been awarded a mammoth NBN contract for work on the telco’s hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) network, which is being incorporated into the National Broadband Network.

  • NBN pushes ahead with price cuts

    NBN will push ahead with a discounting scheme for one of the major charges it levies on retail service providers (RSPs) that sell services over the National Broadband Network.

  • NBN to trial fibre to the pit technology

    NBN has announced plans for a three-month trial, starting next month, of fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) technology, a cheaper alternative to fibre to the premises, but one that it does not expect to be commercially available until at least 2017.

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