Wireless internet may have its uses but cable is still the way to go.
Does Google's plan for a high-speed wireless internet connection mean the current cable roll-out for the NBN will soon be obsolete?
Should the fibre extend to the street or the premises?
Five academic experts recently gave their views to the Senate Select Committee on the NBN. Here's what they had to say.
Internet access continues to grow but some people are still not connected.
Australia's connection to the internet continues to grow but there are still 1.3 million households not online.
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 secret recording raises important ethical questions that go to the heart of editorial and news judgement.
It's been reported as an issue of "false balance" but a secret recording of senior ABC editorial staff discussing NBN coverage raises broader questions about ethics and news judgement.
The cost of the NBN depends on the mix of technologies used.
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.
New Prime Minister and former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is no stranger to the NBN.
New research shows Australia will be better off with the NBN than it would have been without it.
The internet is becoming the essential infrastructure of the 21st century.
Broadband is coming to be seen as crucial infrastructure for the 21st century, as were roads and electricity for the 20th. But what does a genuinely 21st century broadband network look like?
Malcolm Turnbull has already worked hard on the NBN as Communications Minister, but who will he appoint as his replacement?
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Malcolm Turnbull's choice of Communications Minister will be a strong indication of his commitment to strengthening Australia's digital economy.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to find the right Communications Minister to handle the nbn.
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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.
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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?
Rural internet users are about to have two satellites launched as part of the nbn.
nbn is set to launch two satellites to bring high speed broadband to rural Australia. Here's how they work.
Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull visits an nbn rollout site in Queanbeyan, near Canberra.
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An extra 4,500 workers will be recruited to help in the roll out of Australia's national broadband network. But there's still the problem of the actual speed of the network.
Not everyone has access to the internet, even today.
There are still many Australians who don't have regular access to the internet. We must do more to bridge the digital divide and accommodate a diversity of technologies.
Progress, at last.
Earlier this year, I attended a dinner for about 150 people. The first thing we all did was head for the bar to grab a drink, swamping the staff and setting back the dinner schedule by nearly two hours…
Remote households trying to telecommute rely on satellite connections to high-speed broadband – which sometimes don’t work.
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…
Telstra’s existing customers will be asked to help provide most of the new Wi-Fi hotspots.
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Telstra’s plans to rollout Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network over the next five years involves asking existing customers to allow part of their broadband connection to be used as hotspots. More than two…
ACCC Chair Rod Sims could soon see some of the regulator’s powers taken away.
Both the Harper competition policy review, and the more recent Vertigan NBN market and regulatory review have widespread implications for economic regulation. The reports are different in scope and their…
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is revisiting well-trodden telecommunications competition issues.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has not ruled out a proposal by the expert panel reviewing the telecommunications…
The NBN cost-benefit analysis plays down many potential benefits.
When the Rudd government announced the construction of the National Broadband Network in 2009 with an estimated cost of A$36 billion (and public sector contribution of $28 billion), it did so based on…