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Australia’s is spending billions of dollars a national infrastructure ‘that just about meets demand today’. Shutterstock/Dario Lo Presti

The need for speed: there’s still time to fix Australia’s NBN

It is not too late to change the current direction of Australia's NBN from one that just meets today's demands, to one that we need for the future.
A review found some comments made by NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski were ‘not consistent’ with caretaker conventions. Julian Smith/AAP

NBN Co says it was protecting staff morale in caretaker breach

NBN Co has strongly defended itself after Martin Parkinson found that its chairman, Ziggy Switkowski, breached the pre-election caretaker conventions.
Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare (left) and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (right). AAP/Mick Tsikas

How do Labor and the Coalition differ on NBN policy?

Now the ALP has released its much-anticipated National Broadband Network policy, it gives voters a chance to see how the Coalition and the Opposition's plans compare.
The cost of the NBN depends on the mix of technologies used. David Crosling/AAP

What will the NBN really cost?

There are competing estimates of the cost of the National Broadband Network, but new data from broadband rollouts overseas can give us a clearer picture of the true cost in Australia.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to find the right Communications Minister to handle the nbn. AAP Image/Nikki Short

What now for the NBN under a Turnbull government?

Now Malcolm Turnbull has given up the post to become Prime Minister, what are the challenges ahead for the new Communications Minister to deal with Australia's National Broadband Network?
Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull (right) lends a hand rolling out NBN fibre at Queanbeyan, near Canberra, in June 3. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

The NBN: why it’s slow, expensive and obsolete

Two years on from the Coalition's promise of a national broadband network that would be faster, cheaper and delivered sooner than Labor's plans, what have we got?
Remote households trying to telecommute rely on satellite connections to high-speed broadband – which sometimes don’t work. AnnieAnniePancake/Flickr

NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for regional and rural Australia in an address to the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week…
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is revisiting well-trodden telecommunications competition issues. Gary Schafer/AAP

Turnbull leaves door open to break up NBN Co

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has not ruled out a proposal by the expert panel reviewing the telecommunications…
Is the government sending signals on the speed of broadband Australians should accept? Steven Depolo/Flickr

Broadband projections fail reality test

In their cost-benefit analysis of the national broadband network, the Vertigan panel predicts that in 2023, an average Australian household will require a broadband download speed of 15 megabits per second…
Shifting from one policy to another has disrupted the NBN rollout, so how does NBN Co report its progress? Floris van Lint/Flickr

Mixed tech, mixed messages: NBN reports unravelled

NBN Co, tasked with building the National Broadband Network (NBN), yesterday released its 2014 Annual Report, showing a three-fold increase in activated premises (210,000 up from 70,000) and a doubling…
The NBN has never shifted far from its Canberra masters. Lukas Coch/AAP

In support of a fibre to the premises NBN

In his independent audit of the public policy process behind the national broadband network, former Telstra director Bill Scales suggests there was never an internal debate about different technology options…
The NBN was not subjected to a cost benefit analysis - but this may not have circumvented controversy around the merits of the project. AAP/Stefan Postles

Cost benefit analysis can help or hinder good policy

Big infrastructure projects, such as the National Broadband Network, cost big money. So, how do we use public money wisely? For communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition government, a…

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