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Living in an urban centre is no guarantee for new NBN technology. from www.shutterstock.com

Around 50% of homes in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have the oldest NBN technology

Around half of homes in three major Australian cities only have access to very old technology: hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC). For them, access to the NBN fibre network remains only a fairy tale.
The NBN is on the path to being privatised after construction finishes. AAP

What should be done with the NBN in the long run?

The NBN is on track to be privatised after the infrastructure is completed, but there are a number of other options that would retain the benefits of its disruption of the telecommunications market.
People in remote areas use the internet much less for entertainment and formal education compared to their urban counterparts. Mai Lam/The Conversation NY-BD-CC

Australia’s digital divide is not going away

The people who have the most to gain from the extraordinary resources of the internet are missing out, including those not employed, older Australians and migrants from non-English speaking countries.
How will 5G and the NBN compare? REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

5G will be a convenient but expensive alternative to the NBN

5G will provide convenient broadband access for some internet users. But as demand grows for ultra-high-definition video streaming, the NBN will remain the network of choice for most customers
Scott Morrison on Tuesday said reform was harder now than in the 1990s. Lukas Coch/AAP

Morrison finds his productivity report is useful for Labor too

Just as the government hopes it is making progress on the energy conundrum, it finds itself struggling on another front of deep public disgruntlement – the NBN. The rollout of what’s generally considered…

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