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Broadband News

Monday, 26 June 2017

Broadband tax bill sent to senate inquiry

The government could face a hurdle in its attempt to introduce a broadband tax after the senate referred the proposed law to a committee for scrutiny.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra withdraws support for broadband tax

Telstra has withdrawn its support for the broadband tax as concerns mount that the charge has morphed into an “industry tax” on the telecommunications sector.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG savages broadband tax as band-aid for 'broken' NBN

TPG has launched a withering attack on NBN Co’s “already broken” business model, warning it will continue to be eroded despite government attempts to patch it up with new laws.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 23 June 2017

ACMA mulls 5G future for 3.6GHz spectrum

The potential re-farming of spectrum in the 3.6GHz band for use in fixed and/or mobile broadband services could begin as soon as soon as Q4 2017, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Source: Computerworld

nbn the provider of "last resort"

Macquarie Telecom Group’s David Forman has revealed that nbn is the broadband access provider of “last resort” for the telco.

Source: ARN

iiNet co-founder joins Superloop's board

Former iiNet co-founder and CEO, Michael Malone, has joined Superloop (ASX:SLC) as its chairman of the board. Prior to this, he was the company’s independent non-executive director, a role he took on in April 2015.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Govt goes ahead with broadband tax bill

The federal government has made good on its promise to introduce broadband tax legislation before parliament wraps up for the winter.

Source: iTnews Australia

Government moves to implement NBN subsidy

The government has introduced legislation to implement the so-called ‘NBN tax’: A levy on superfast broadband services that will help subsidise services on the National Broadband Network that would not otherwise be commercially viable.

Source: Computerworld

Rural Aussies call for expansion of broadband monitoring program

Regional Australians are concerned that they will be denied their say in the latest broadband speed monitoring program launched by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Source: ARN