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NBN Co is digging itself into a deeper hole. NBN Co is digging itself into a deeper hole. Shutterstock

The NBN is in a regulatory hole – time to stop digging

Has there ever been a bigger policy mess than the NBN? The latest claims are that NBN Co risks breaching Australia’s consumer law on the grounds of misleading and deceptive conduct. So how did it get to…
Private investment needed for future of highspeed broadband network. Private investment needed for future of highspeed broadband network. AAP/Lukas Coch

What now for the NBN as taxpayer investment is capped?

The Abbott Government’s first federal budget has allocated funds for capital investment into the National Broadband Network (NBN) to continue up to 2017-18 but with a cap of A$29.5 billion. This falls…
Looking for fast broadband? Here, read this report. Looking for fast broadband? Here, read this report. Stefan Postles/AAP

The politics of unshackling the NBN from politics

Nobody can ever state with certainty how much it will cost or how long it will take to deliver broadband services to more than 22 million people spread out over 7.6 million square kilometres. Even more…
New research from the Centre for Broadband Innovation explores what’s required to get more businesses online. New research from the Centre for Broadband Innovation explores what’s required to get more businesses online. Lukas Coch/AAP

Broadband and business: if you build it will they come?

As the debate about the type of broadband infrastructure Australia is investing in rolls on, the really big question concerns the extent to which Australians will benefit from this investment. This is…
Workers install a fibre optic cable for the government’s National Broadband Network (NBN). Workers install a fibre optic cable for the government’s National Broadband Network (NBN).

FactCheck: will the NBN take another 20 years to complete?

“At the current rate of roll-out, the National Broadband Network (NBN) won’t cover the whole country for 20 years.” – Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, National Press Club, 11 August. The above claim on the…
A disparity exists between media representations and public perceptions of the NBN. A disparity exists between media representations and public perceptions of the NBN. Flood

Australia, what do you think of the NBN?

It goes without saying that the National Broadband Network (NBN) – regardless of who steers the rest of the build – is a major infrastructure project for Australia. And we all know its cost, technical…
We factcheck Malcolm Turnbull and Anthony Albanese on this week’s Q&A program. We factcheck Malcolm Turnbull and Anthony Albanese on this week’s Q&A program.

FactCheck Q&A: broadband, climate change and Labor Party reform

UPDATED: We were inundated with ideas for statements to check from Monday night’s Q&A on ABC TV. Here, our experts tackle four claims on three of the most requested topics. 1. Anthony Albanese: claims…
The ACCC has concerns over NBN Co’s wholesale pricing plans. The ACCC has concerns over NBN Co’s wholesale pricing plans.

NBN Co goes back to the drawing board on pricing plan

Yesterday, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recommended that NBN Co revise its wholesale agreement — including proposals on pricing and access — as outlined in its special access…
Are the people that live in remote areas any less important than those in urban areas? Are the people that live in remote areas any less important than those in urban areas? rubenerd

Is remote and rural Australia being dudded by the NBN?

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an important nation-building project that’s being implemented at a time of fundamental change in the way we utilise services over the digital network. For most Australians…
Asian languages are important, but they should be one part of a greater focus on Asia in the curriculum. Asian languages are important, but they should be one part of a greater focus on Asia in the curriculum. Asian image from www.shutterstock.com

Across the curriculum: access to Asian languages isn’t everything

Despite the breadth of issues in the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper released this week, so far the debate has focused largely on language learning in schools. With fewer and fewer students…

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