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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.
Tim Harford got it wrong on net neutrality. Poptech/flickr

Can competition fix net non-neutrality?

Short answer: it isn’t obvious that it can. Let me back up a second and explain why I am revisiting this issue. Tim Harford published an article a few days ago that took his masterful econsplaining skills…
The 3 to 2 FCC vote favored Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed net neutrality rules and will regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past. Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Private networks and public speech: net neutrality in context

This open internet debate isn't the first time the government has wrestled with the question of how to apportion rights between private media owners and the public.
Who controls the wires? Bidgee

Municipal broadband offers hope for lagging US internet

No one disputes the importance of affordable access to high-speed internet for economic growth in the 21st century. The United States has seen consistent and rapid growth in its broadband infrastructure…

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