Broadband News - Page 1
Wednesday, 16th April 2014
NBN Co’s new CEO Bill Morrow has suggested the Federal Government apply a levy onto NBN infrastructure competitors like TPG in order to ensure a sustainable economic model in the provision of broadband services to rural customers.
NBN Co chief executive, Bill Morrow, has called on the federal government to impose a cross-subsidy or infrastructure levy on competitors to offset to the cost of delivering broadband to rural areas.
NBN Co achieved 105 megabits per second download speeds in a of test of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology at a shop on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Tuesday, 15th April 2014
Fresh from making sweeping changes to the NBN Co executive team new CEO Bill Morrow is set to fight fire with fire and announce an aggressive fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) rollout to compete with TPG, which recently announced NBN plans of its own.
NBN Co has expedited its roll-out of Fibre-to-the-Basement technology in a direct challenge to TPG's attempt to cherrypick value inner-city customers.
Australian small businesses are split about the NBN and unsure if faster internet speeds will improve their lot.
Australia's national broadband network will come with substantially lower speed guarantees than expected, as part of the Coalition mandated fibre-to-the-node redesign.
Monday, 14th April 2014
NBN Co is now only expecting to roll out fibre to 20 percent of Australia premises, down from the 22 percent in the Coalition's 2013 election policy.
Telstra could be paid over $98 billion by NBN Co over the next 55 years for infrastructure leases and other fees, according to a report in industry publication CommsDay.
Botnet operators in the criminal underground are launching large denial of service attacks against each other in a bid to knock out rivals in the race to compromise computers.
Australia's Internet service provider market has gone through an extended period of consolidation.
Friday, 11th April 2014
As debate rages over TPG competing against NBN Co, TPG has released its unlimited plans for services on NBN Co's network, which the company says were only possible through its large fibre infrastructure assets.
Internet service provider TPG has launched its National Broadband Network plans, with all six of the offers including unlimited data quotas. The plans are TPG's first NBN offerings; the ISP foreshadowed offering an unlimited NBN data plan in 2012, but it hasn't started to sign up customers for NBN services until now.
TPG has released a range of NBN Internet and home phone bundle plans. Coincidence or good timing?
Thursday, 10th April 2014
Three highly experienced NBN Co executives have been sensationally turfed out of the company following a restructure by new CEO Bill Morrow a mere week after he took over the top job.
The chief financial officer, chief technology officer and head of corporate and commercial have all left NBN Co, the company charged with rolling out the National Broadband Network, according to a report in the Australian Financial Review.
In one swift move on the fifth birthday of the NBN, Malcolm Turnbull has fallen into the same practice that he accused Labor of for years.
Twenty of Australia's ASX top 200 organisations are exposed to the dangerous 'heartbleed' vulnerability in OpenSSL revealed this week.
Wednesday, 9th April 2014
The Coalition government today signed the death warrant for the roll out of a predominantly fibre-to-the-premises-based National Broadband Network.
Australia's peak telecommunications organisation has said ISPs are willing to come to the table on a new deterrence system for online copyright infringement but rights holders have to sort out who will pay for such a system first.
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