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Infographic: how fast is the NBN?

How fast is the NBN in its current form? Is it really that much faster than ADSL? And, crucially, how long will it take to download an episode of Parks and Recreation? You'll find the answers here.
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.
Tallinn might be a medieval town, but it’s governed via 21st century means. TausP./Flickr

What Australia can learn about e-government from Estonia

Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has leapt ahead in the adoption of digital technology. Australia could learn a lot from Estonia in terms of e-government.
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?
A concerted drive to develop the technology sector has transformed Mauritius into a cyber island. Shutterstock

Better connectivity has economic spinoffs for Africa

Increased internet connectivity can spur economic growth throughout Africa. But the continent has a long way to go before it can reap any broadband dividend.

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