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NBN 'five movies' speed promise is optimistic at best

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Fibre has lots of capacity; copper and other technologies being used in parts of the NBN rollout, not so much. NBN will decide which technology to roll out in Josephine St based on what's already in the ground.

NBN shortcomings in rural areas could lead to 'data drought', farmers warn

ABC Online - ‎21 hours ago‎
Farmers are calling for the National Broadband Network to roll out more fixed wireless services in remote and regional areas, with many fearing they will be limited to satellite internet access.

NBN customers complain of poor connections and speeds years after being connected

ABC Technology and Games - ‎19 hours ago‎
TONY EASTLEY: Back home, and the Federal Government has this week been trumpeting the success of its rollout of the NBN, saying it's fast and cheap for consumers and taxpayers.
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Q&A: Christopher Pyne defends Coalition's NBN plan in wake of controversial AFP raids

ABC Online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Labor headed into the 2013 election promising its NBN would deliver download speeds of 1Gbps through a network mainly consisting of fibre to the home.
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Two NBN staff stood down over leaks

Business Insider Australia - ‎May 22, 2016‎
NBN Co has stood down two of its employees over alleged involvement in the leaking of documents which resulted in last week's AFP raids on Labor offices.
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Telstra customers say ADSL and NBN fault still not fixed

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Telstra customers say they still cannot connect to the internet, three days after the telecommunications giant said it fixed a widespread service outage.
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'Absolutely not': No regrets ditching NBN FTTP rollout, says Pyne

Computerworld Australia - ‎May 23, 2016‎
“With the delay of the rollout of the NBN, with the money paid to Telstra and also with the less-than-desirable technical outcome of the hybrid copper solution, does the government regret that political decision that it's made not to persist with the ...

​The schoolboy maths error that underpins Turnbull's 'nbn'

PC World - ‎May 23, 2016‎
We want from NBN Co. nothing more or less than the plain unvarnished facts. I'm not making any criticism of anyone here, by the way, let me be clear about that too.
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Curious Campaign: What are the major parties' plans for the NBN?

ABC Online - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Few public policy issues are as complex, confounding and contested as the National Broadband Network (NBN). The NBN is only set to spark more curiosity during the federal election campaign in the wake of Australian Federal Police raids on ALP offices ...
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Snowden: NBN leaker raids a 'misuse' of Australian Federal Police

The Register - ‎May 22, 2016‎
National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden has opined that last week's National Broadband Network (NBN) raids in Australia last week are a misuse of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) power.

Experience on hand for NBN

Gympie Times - ‎May 23, 2016‎
"The NBN is so much more than fast internet. Communications as we know it will change forever. A single high speed broadband connection can host telephones, internet and television, offering massive financial gains for the astute business entrepreneur.

Satellite data limits stymie NBN's great expectations

The Australian - ‎May 20, 2016‎
NBN Co's claim that its $1.8 billion Sky Muster satellite service will make a “transformational difference” to the National Broadband Network in the regions has been rubbished by customers, who say data allowances are severely restricted regardless of ...

NBN – over it, who cares, get on with it (opinion)

iTWire - ‎7 minutes ago‎
I have an admission to make - this is my first opinion piece on the national broadband network (NBN). Perhaps I left it so long as IT journalists are not supposed to be political commentators - let them report the tech.

Mmmmm, delicious NBN

Crikey (registration) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
It's been a big week for the NBN, but a tipster has got in touch with an issue that has whiskers and a long tail: “Several NBN technicians in a recent short course told others that the cable cover being used by NBN has a corn component and the rats ...
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Federal election 2016: no paying customers for top-speed NBN

The Australian - ‎May 15, 2016‎
The Australian can reveal that the NBN Co's “gigabit nation” service, announced 10 days before the 2010 election, is being used only on a trial basis by internet service providers.

Letters: Nurses on Medicare, NBN blowback and revenge of the frutarians

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation says its seen nothing but cuts in health from this government. Justin McManus. by Letters.
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Federal election 2016: Labor NBN model 'to cost billions'

The Australian - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Last year, the NBN Co estimated an all-fibre fixed-line rollout would need peak funding of between $74 billion and $84bn - compared to $46bn to $56bn for the Turnbull model that relies heavily on copper wires for the last few hundred metres to the house.
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Federal election 2016: 'no NBN until 2018' under ALP

The Australian - ‎May 12, 2016‎
Senator Fifield pointed to NBN Co estimates in last year's corporate plan that reverting to a full-fibre rollout would require $28 billion more in peak funding than the Coalition's plan, saying: “If NBN can't generate revenues to cover that $28bn it ...

Watch out for spin as NBN gets caught in the political wash

The Australian - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The timing of the raids was out of the NBN's hands and was arguably a dumb move from the police perspective. What started as a hunt for stolen documents has now turned into a political nightmare for the government.
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Issues with Telstra mobile, NBN or landline? Here's why

The Queensland Times - ‎May 18, 2016‎
According to Telstra, its NBN Data and Voice users "may experience difficulties making or receiving voice calls via their Telstra Voice Services on the NBN. The same applies to those trying to use Telstra Broadband on the NBN. As for the maintenance of ...
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