NBN Buzz

Playing NBN politics with the ACCC

The government must be getting desperate if it's appeal to the competition watchdog about the pricing of Telstra's fixed-line services is anything to go by.

NBN Co extends Ericsson's wireless rollout contract

Swedish communications giant to also operate the ground stations for the NBN satellite service.

NBN looks to slash usage costs

National Broadband Network set to slash a controversial usage charge to stimulate traffic.

NBN Co ramps up TPG fight with FTTP apartment trials

Select multi-dwelling units across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane could be connected to NBN fibre by the end of September.

Asbestos subbies kicked off NBN

Telstra has revoked accreditation of “a number” of subcontractors and individual workers for failing to meet safety standards.

The regulatory hurdle that could thwart the NBN rollout

Regulatory uncertainty surrounding the compensation Telstra is scheduled to receive in exchange for shutting down its fixed-line network could have big consequences for the telco and for the delivery of the NBN.

Turning NBN Co into another Telstra

The Vertigan NBN panel's first report was expected to shake the foundations of NBN Co but it's steady as she goes for the moment. However, there's plenty here to suggest what might be in store for the NBN.

Lessons from Britain's NBN journey

If nations are to truly maximise the potential of the digital economy they must start viewing broadband as a utility that's just as important as roads, rail and power.

NBN Co boosts broadband in the bush with latest satellite scheme

NBN Co hammers out agreement with satellite wholesaler IP Star to connect more customers in regional and rural Australia to a subsidised broadband service.

Vertigan NBN review panel to miss deadline: report

The independent NBN review panel led by former Victorian Treasury official Michael Vertigan is running late with the delivery of its two pending reports.

Alcatel weighs up NBN risk-reward equation

Technology vendor working with NBN Co to see how it can take on more joint accountability and risk associated with the project

Thodey's sitting pretty on Telstra's NBN war chest

David Thodey managed to lock in a huge NBN bounty with Labor, largely because Rudd wasn't across the numbers and Conroy was anxious to get a deal done. Telstra's CEO has big plans on how to spend that money.

Wrapping the NBN in cotton wool

NBN Co may have been given legislative protection that is unsurpassed in the nation's history, but is it the biggest anti-competitive arrangement ever?

Vertigan Review recommends tighter control on ACCC

Government appointed NBN review panel urges stricter controls on the competition watchdog, while leaving most of the regulations underpinning the NBN intact.

NBN Co given too much protection: Graeme Samuel

Former ACCC boss castigates Labor and the Coalition government for making NBN Co a protected species.

The other NBN overhaul

NBN Co boss Bill Morrow is ripping down the walls as he strives to stop the cultural rot that has plagued the organisation so far.

NBN Co restructures operations team

A dozen roles tagged for redundancy as NBN Co trims middle management fat.

Fels pans NBN arrangement

Former ACCC chief critical of competition exemptions for National Broadband Network.

NBN Co rolls out a new contract template

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NBN Co is setting up a new template with its construction partners and the old ways of measuring and rolling out the NBN are finally being put to rest.

NBN rejigs contracts to fix roll-out

NBN Co is radically revamping the billion-dollar construction contracts related to the NBN.