Ongoing cost, technology and customer service problems have damaged the NBN brand.
Malcolm Turnbull may be happy with his NBN connection, but many Australians aren't. And with an increasing number of alternatives on offer, the NBN could become a white elephant in Australian cities.
This is how Greater Manchester is set to become one of the world's leading 'digital cities'.
The number of fibre connections increased to more than 1.4 million connections, which is an increase of 122% in the year between December 2015 and December 2016.
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ABS figures show that Australia's appetite for faster broadband is growing apace.
A fibre-optic cable a day keeps broadband meltdown at bay.
Whatever BT, Virgin Media and other telecoms firms may say, the only future-proof network is a fibre-optic from door-to-door.
Superfast? I’ll be the judge of that.
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Tell those living in the countryside about the government's promised "right to fast internet" and they'll show you 10 years of similar, unmet promises.
The Chinese province of Xinjiang, bordering Kazakhstan, is planning fibre optic security dubbed the “Great Fence of China”; the technology was pioneered by an Australian firm, but China’s rapid technological adaption signifies another chapter in its evolution as a world power.
As Borat tends to his pigs on his comely estate situated on the border of Kazakhstan and China, one of them flies across in a desperate attempt to look for better opportunities in the Fabled Land of Exploding…