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Wednesday, 16th April 2014

NBN Co boss suggests levy for TPG

iTnews Australia

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 calls for government subsidy to offset cost of rural NBN


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 hits 105Mbps in limited FTTN trial


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

NBN Co set to tackle TPG head on


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.

New NBN Co chief challenges TPG with early rollout


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.

Small businesses divided over NBN benefits


Australian small businesses are split about the NBN and unsure if faster internet speeds will improve their lot.

NBN Co drops speed guarantees for FTTN service

iTnews Australia

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

Revealed: NBN Co scales back fibre rollout

ZDNet Australia

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.

NBN Co may have to pay Telstra $98b


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.

Bot masters in cut-throat DDoS fight

iTnews Australia

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.

EscapeNet enjoys life as an indie ISP


Australia's Internet service provider market has gone through an extended period of consolidation.

Friday, 11th April 2014

TPG's unlimited NBN plans enabled by AAPT buy

ZDNet Australia

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.

TPG pushes unlimited NBN fibre plans


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 releases NBN piggy back plans


TPG has released a range of NBN Internet and home phone bundle plans. Coincidence or good timing?

Thursday, 10th April 2014

NBN Co in surprise executive clean out


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.

NBN Co execs out the door: Report


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.

Turnbull walks away from NBN high ground claims

ZDNet Australia

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.

Aussie big business exposed to dangerous 'heartbleed' hole

iTnews Australia

Twenty of Australia's ASX top 200 organisations are exposed to the dangerous 'heartbleed' vulnerability in OpenSSL revealed this week.

Wednesday, 9th April 2014

NBN: Good-bye FTTP, we hardly knew ye


The Coalition government today signed the death warrant for the roll out of a predominantly fibre-to-the-premises-based National Broadband Network.

Costs must be fixed first in piracy solution: Comms Alliance

ZDNet Australia

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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