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- What The NBN Strategic Review Means For Consumers
- Why It Takes Time For Broadband To Translate To Profit
- How Politics Is Depriving Us Of A Decent NBN
- Two Key Contract Lessons From The Telstra/NBN Co Dispute
- How The Labor And Coalition Broadband Policies Differ: A Hype-Free Explainer
- Lessons From The NBN Rollout For Major IT Projects
The strategic review of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been completed, promising to deliver 100Mbps download speeds to two-thirds of Australians by 2019. The review says that is three years earlier than and much cheaper than would have been possible under the preceding Labor developed-plan — but it’s also three years later than the Coalition claimed it would deliver the NBN prior to the election. Regardless of politics, the key takeout is this: when any individual premises will be NBN-enabled is still entirely unclear.
A new report from the Australian Centre For Broadband Innovation highlights some of the ways in which high-speed broadband can be more effectively used by businesses. One key reminder in the Broadband Impacts And Challenges report? You can’t expect to turn a profit from new technology immediately upon its introduction.
Telstra is taking NBN Co to court in a dispute over how payments for the use of Telstra’s copper network are calculated. Whatever the outcome of the specific case, the issue provides a reminder of why contracts are really only the starting point for the relationship — and also why the government’s plans to speed up the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) might hit a wall.
One of the biggest arguments surrounding the National Broadband Network (NBN) is over how quickly it can be deployed. A reunion taking place today of workers who built the first cable connection between Sydney and Melbourne reminds us that the process has never been speedy: that single project took five years to complete. Plus: vintage photo gallery of network construction 50 years ago.
Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull held a press conference this afternoon to discuss what happens next with the National Broadband Network (NBN), an issue that has been on everyone’s mind since the Coalition took power. The good news? The rollout of fibre-to-the-premises will continue in the near term and there will be active work to connect premises which are passed by NBN fibre but not currently linked to it. The bad news? It looks like that number is much lower than NBN Co last projected, and we don’t yet have fixed timing for the planned 60-day strategic review of the NBN rollout.