NBN Buzz

The best of this week's The Ticker

How Abbott is cutting more than red tape, two graphs on the NBN’s growth challenges and why comparison sites are Medibank’s next greatest threat.

Telstra-NBN deal a Christmas gift for the Coalition

With NBN Co making steady progress in its quest to get a million or so premises ready to be connected to the NBN by the end of fiscal 2015, chief executive Bill Morrow has some good news on the $11.2 billion renegotiation with Telstra.

NBN Co posts Q1 loss of $252m

NBN Co’s latest quarterly numbers show progress, CEO says $11.2 billion Telstra deal on 'home stretch.'

ACCC's position on Telstra's NBN bounty a mixed blessing

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Optus and the Competitive Carriers Coalition welcome regulator's decision to take the NBN payments out of the picture as it sets the price for Telstra's fixed line services.

What's good for Telstra is good for NBN Co

The draft carrier licence condition released by the government penalises the industry in favour of Telstra and NBN Co. With the fate of both entities closely intertwined Telstra's rivals are running out of options.

NBN complaints start to pile up as rollout gathers pace

Getting connected to the network and missed appointments the key bones of contention, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman says.

Telstra's NBN payments off the table: ACCC

Regulator decides against plugging Telstra’s NBN money into the equation as it makes the final access determinations on telco's regulated fixed line services.

Access Denied: UK's broadband gap grows ever wider

The disparity in the quality of service between city and country in the UK is large and growing fast. Can BT bridge the divide in time?

NBN Co moves to extend FTTN trial footprint

Fibre-to-the-Node component of the NBN starts to take shape with more than 140 suburbs in New South Wales and Queensland set to receive the technology.

Can HFC be NBN Co's saviour?

NBN Co boss Bill Morrow’s decision to create a separate HFC division was always on the cards -- and the move can’t come soon enough.

Why the NBN won't (always) make your internet faster

The NBN is great for shipping larger files but when it comes to websites it won’t provide much of a speed boost, if at all.

Ground laid for NBN split

NBN Co boss Bill Morrow takes first step to splitting company with creation of new HFC division.

TPG structural separation in Coalition's sights

Malcolm Turnbull delivers the next stage of his plan to provide NBN Co with a modicum of protection against TPG Telecom and its fibre-to-the-basement network.

The NBN phony war is over

Breaking Telstra's dominance was never going to be easy and the Coalition's NBN 2.0 has inevitably compounded the problem. With its rivals up in arms how is the Telstra split going to play out?

Thodey sees progress on NBN deal

Telstra confident on reaching a deal with NBN Co, but still a 'few issues' to sort through.

Attack of the NBN zealots

Diehard fibre fans aren't NBN Co's only problem. The company's fate is being written by economic zealots that need to be put back in the box.

Telstra labels Optus' call for separation an unproductive distraction

Incumbent telco says that Optus chairman Paul O'Sullivan is trying to reignite debate on an issue that has already come under considerable scrutiny.

Optus wants Telstra break-up to follow BT template

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Telco's chairman Paul O'Sullivan says Telstra's NBN bounty will bury competition in the telecommunications space.

Breaking up NBN Co needs immediate action

The Vertigan panel's final report may have drawn much criticism, but we need to get off the fence and choose a policy direction nonetheless.

Australia's need for internet speed is ramping up: ABS

Australians downloaded nearly one million terabytes - or one exabyte - of data via broadband in the three months to June this year with more opting for higher speeds.