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NBN Is Rolling Out 'Fibre-To-The-Driveway' To 700,000 Premises, Ditches Optus HFC

nbn, the company responsible for the National Broadband Network (NBN), has cancelled its plans to use Optus hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) assets as part of its rollout and is going to deploy fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdP) instead. The technology, also known as ‘fibre-to-the-driveway’, provides faster broadband speeds compared to copper-based HFC. Here are the details.


Planhacker: Which NBN Tier Provides The Best Value?

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) currently provides five wholesale access speeds known as “tiers”. The highest tier (Tier 5) provides download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, while the lowest tier (Tier 1) barely rivals traditional ADSL2+. But how do they compare on price? Let’s find out…


Here's How Much NBN Spent On IT And Security Last Financial Year

nbn, the company responsible for the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), has released its Annual Report, which outlines its operational and financial results from its last financial year for the Government. Most of the information in the document, including financial details and how the NBN rollout is tracking, were already covered off before, but the report did reveal just how much nbn spent on it IT and security in financial year 2016. Here’s what you need to know.


The NBN Rollout Is Getting A New Watchdog Committee

We’re getting a brand new National Broadband Network (NBN) Committee. The Australian Government has agreed to form one to keep a close eye on the NBN rollout, which is set to be completed by 2020. Sounds familiar? There used to be one that pretty much had the same responsibility until it was killed off after the 2013 election. Here’s what’s new.


NBN Reckons It Can Now Deliver Fibre Speeds Over Copper

NBN Co is exploring the development of new devices that will let it fuse Australia’s existing copper infrastructure onto its HFC cable footprint and backhaul, the company has revealed.

The devices would essentially allow NBN Co to use its cable infrastructure to provide existing copper lead-ins with enough bandwidth to achieve vectored VDSL2 speeds. Vectored VDSL2 is a newer generation copper-based broadband technology capable of speeds up to 100Mbps over distances of half-a-kilometre.


Ready The Pitchforks: ACCC Wants Your 'Thoughts' On The NBN

The ACCC wants your feedback about the National Broadband Network in its current form. A national Communications Sector Market Study will help to determine how successfully Australia is transitioning to the NBN. In other words, it’s an important opportunity for us to vent about backwards technology and sub par internet speeds…


ACCC Says Telstra Has Unfair Advantage On The NBN

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is keeping a close eye on Telstra, amid concerns the telco’s involvement in building NBN infrastructure may give it an unfair advantage on the competition when it comes to signing customers up for connections.


Aussie Broadband Speeds Are Confusing And Misleading: ACCAN

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) says that information about broadband speeds isn’t being communicated to consumers in a clear and upfront way.

ACCAN’s submission to the ACCC’s consultation on broadband speed highlights that information provided to consumers about broadband speeds is often confusing and can also be misleading as claimed speeds frequently don’t match reality.


Here's How Many Australian Premises Will Be Getting FTTP By 2020

nbn has released its Corporate Plan for 2017-2010. If the government-owned corporation can be believed, the national broadband network is on track to connect 8 million active end users by 2020. But how many of these will be fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) compared to fibre-to-the-node (FTTN), hybrid fibre co-axial (HFC) and fixed wireless/satellite? This chart breaks down the numbers, along with how much each technology actually costs.


Dealhacker: The Cheapest Unlimited NBN Plans In Each Australian City

The NBN might not be available everywhere, but if you live in the heart of a major Australian city you’re pretty spoiled for choice. Deciding which plan to sign up for can therefore be a bit daunting. If you require lots of data at the cheapest possible price, this roundup of unlimited NBN plans will help to narrow down your selection.


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