Bailey Brooks, who lives on her family’s station 400km south of Alice Springs, won nbn Co’s national drawing competition with an illustration of the SkyMuster satellite. But is the satellite enough for her family?
A new coalition of bodies representing regional Australia is calling on the government to help guarantee better access to the internet and the networked economy.
Bill Shorten stepped up his attack on the Coalition’s proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
Bill Shorten has proposed specific changes to the budget's controversial superannuation reforms, which have been under attack from the conservatives in the Coalition ranks.
Australia’s is spending billions of dollars a national infrastructure ‘that just about meets demand today’.
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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.
NBN Co has strongly defended itself after Martin Parkinson found that its chairman, Ziggy Switkowski, breached the pre-election caretaker conventions.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is seen on a smart phone.
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If Australia needs to build a broadband infrastructure that would lift its global rankings, would Labor's NBN plan help do that?
Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare (left) and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (right).
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.
Was Christopher Pyne right about the NBN?
Was Christopher Pyne right to say that "there has not been a delay of the NBN"?
Voter dissatisfaction with Malcolm Turnbull has risen to 50% in the latest Newspoll.
Labor has retained its 51-49% lead over the government in the latest Newspoll, which shows Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten now level in their net satisfaction ratings.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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…
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…
Is the government sending signals on the speed of broadband Australians should accept?
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…
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…
Shifting from one policy to another has disrupted the NBN rollout, so how does NBN Co report its progress?
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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.
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…