Broadband News - Page 7
Monday, 4th November 2013
As if a slowdown in the NBN rollout weren't problem enough, communications minister Malcolm Turnbull's NBN Co has been hit by lawsuits, subcontractor chest-beating, and protracted timeframes for its Telstra renegotiations. Has he already lost his grip on the NBN?
New package deals from Optus include unlimited calls and data.
Optus customers can get unlimited broadband data - with apparently no throttling - for $115 under new bundle plans announced today.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated that Visionstream asking for more money for NBN fibre network construction in Tasmania could be grounds for breaking the contract.
Tony Abbott recently pronounced the former government ''wacko''. The Prime Minister was not referring to Rudd's campaign of Count of Monte Cristoesque vengeance, or to Gillard's bizarre ''real Julia'' gambit, or abandonment of single parents to Newstart. No, for Abbott, what's certifiable is the Labor Party's national broadband network.
Hackers claiming links to international activist group Anonymous defaced dozens of websites belonging to Australian businesses and Philippine government agencies on Sunday.
As the NBN Co conducts its strategic review, the Commonwealth has put out a call for a commercial and strategic advisor.
Telstra is working on a new way to feed solar power into its telephone exchanges, one of several initiatives underway to reduce its reliance on coal-fired electricity.
Friday, 1st November 2013
China has criticised the Australian Government's decision to continue Labor's ban on Huawei supplying the NBN.
NBN Co has confirmed it will bring fibre connections to an additional 150,000 brownfields premises following approval from the new government.
Thursday, 31st October 2013
Claims that Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has 'stalled' the NBN after the election are inaccurate, according to NBN Co, which is laying the blame for the post-election slowdown on the asbestos issue.
Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has announced plans to extend its dark fibre service into North Sydney suburbs to improve connection speeds for customers.
Welcome to the new NBN world. Thousands who thought they were about to get it are likely to be disappointed.
Telstra Wholesale has culled access to a spreadsheet of NBN ready for service data that identified the locations of 506,850 premises in danger of missing out on fibre-to-the-home as a result of the change of government.
Wednesday, 30th October 2013
The ACCC is forging ahead with a proposal to audit broadband speeds, while telcos believe that the Australian competition watchdog is targeting a non-issue.
NBN Co will publish a weekly dashboard charting its rollout progress and how it is tracking with key metrics as part of a transparency drive announced today.
NBN Co has posted a loss of nearly $1 billion in the last year - well below the projected $1.3 billion loss it forecast in its corporate plan.
NBN Co has removed key rollout data from its website, leaving hundreds of thousands of premises that had been scheduled to get the NBN in the next three years in doubt.
Telstra is taking NBN Co to the NSW Supreme Court based on a matter concerning renting the telco’s pits and ducts under its $11 billion agreement.
NBN Co has culled ready for service dates for 506,850 premises in brownfields suburbs across Australia, casting doubt on whether those households will ever receive a fibre-to-the-home connection.
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