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It's fair to say the NBN has faced more than a few hurdles over the last few years. With shifts in technology direction, changes in board and leadership roles and political "assistance" it's little wonder the ambitious engineering project has been dogged by controversy. But the company says they are on target for a 2020 completion of its franken-network.

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NBN Co's announcement last week that it would cease selling services on its hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network has revealed one of the biggest errors in judgment the company has made under a Turnbull-Abbott led government.

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NBNCo has announced that they are putting the brakes (or should that be breaks?) on the rollout of their network for premises using HFC. Is this good news for the quality of the network or is it yet another screw up in the nation's most politically interfered-with infrastructure project?

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We thought we were going to enjoy 100Mbps of speedy internet access. Then the politicians got involved and we ended up with something of a dog's breakfast - or dog's vomit according to some. So, what are the connectivity options that the NBN will deliver and how do they differ? Let's take a look.

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Earlier today, the company behind the National Broadband Network (NBN) presented its half-year results to shed more light on the rollout. In a bid to keep costs down, fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) continues to be the main technology used, despite being demonstrably inferior to FTTP and HFC - both in terms of speed and reliability. Which begs the question: how much money does an FTTN installation actually save?

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Hi Lifehacker, We've just moved into our first house and I was excited to find that Optus cable internet was available. The technician came out but then said it wasn't possible to connect us because we are the back house of the section. Have I been fobbed off or is there a legitimate issue with connecting cable through a section if it wasn't done at the time of building?

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Yesterday, NBN Co announced that it had successfully renegotiated its $11 billion deal with Telstra to acquire its existing copper network, as well as setting up contracts to buy and continue using the cable (HFC) networks owned by Telstra and Optus. While we're seeing lots of high-fiving going on about the deal and how it might speed up the rollout of the National Broadband Network, there are still lots of uncertainties -- especially in terms of when consumers will actually get to enjoy the fruits of these arrangements.