Telstra is positioning itself to acquire a privatised NBN. That might be good for shareholders, but not for competition and consumers.
Millions of households are expected to gain access to upgraded internet connections, with speeds of up to one gigabit per second (if you’re willing to pay for the plan).
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is lightening up on its normal competition rules and allowing competitors to cooperate.
Telstra and Optus have already made arrangements to support customers with extra, free data during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what is the NBN doing?
The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.
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.
Malcolm Turnbull may be happy with his NBN connection, but many Australians aren’t. And with an increasing number of alternatives on offer, the NBN could become a white elephant in Australian cities.
Australia’s problems with the national broadband network run deeper than what can be solved through an investigation or more monitoring. Maybe we were just too optimistic.
The first Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network’s report will please few.
Tough action is promised against companies that offer faster internet speeds than they can deliver over the NBN. But it’s up to consumers to monitor and report on any speed issues.
The National Broadband Network was meant to provide greater equity of digital access. So far, it’s not looking good.
Customers on land and in the sky are placing increasing demands on Skymuster satellites for broadband Wi-Fi delivery - can NBC Co deliver?
The NBN could offer faster broadband to more people if it could widen its planned Fibre to the Curb rollout.
As more people gain access to the National Broadband Network, so more plans are on offer. Here’s how to pick the best plan for your needs.
A Parliamentary Budget Office report shows just how much the NBN might cost the taxpayer.
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 has proposed specific changes to the budget’s controversial superannuation reforms, which have been under attack from the conservatives in the Coalition ranks.
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.
NBN Co has strongly defended itself after Martin Parkinson found that its chairman, Ziggy Switkowski, breached the pre-election caretaker conventions.
If Australia needs to build a broadband infrastructure that would lift its global rankings, would Labor’s NBN plan help do that?