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  • NBN costs 'thousands less' than today's fibre: Quigley

    At the launch of the next trial site of the National Broadband Network in Kiama, NSW today, NBN Co chief Mike Quigley said concerns about pricing for Internet access are unfounded as fibre connections cost "thousands" already.

    Written by Rodney Gedda29 July 11 11:01
  • NSW Education completes fibre rollout as usage spirals upwards

    A $280 million fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout to all NSW public schools and TAFE institutions is expected to be completed by the end of the year, Minister for Education and Training, Verity Firth announced this week.

    Written by James Hutchinson09 Sept. 10 13:00
  • Abbott is a Luddite, says Conroy

    Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this afternoon opened fire on Tony Abbott, labelling him a “luddite” for not having appearing to have anything to do with his party’s technology policies, on a day in which the Canberra press gallery also criticised the Opposition Leader on the issue.

    Written by Renai LeMay10 Aug. 10 17:23
  • Local network industry 'missing out' with NBN

    Construction of the $43 billion National Broadband Network may be a boon for the services economy, but local networking providers feel left out with two companies saying the government-owned business isn’t doing enough for industry development.

    Written by Rodney Gedda03 Aug. 10 15:02
  • Pacnet joins NZ Pacific Fibre consortium

    Asian telco Pacnet has joined the Pacific Fibre consortium which is aiming to build an undersea fibre telecommunications cable between Australia, New Zealand the Unites States.

    Written by Renai LeMay28 July 10 16:12
  • Telstra, Transfield in on first NBN building projects

    The Federal Government's NBN Co has announced the successful contractors which will work on construction of the passive optical fibre network in the five first release sites on the Australian mainland.

    Written by Rodney Gedda15 July 10 09:12
  • NBN shortlists suppliers for 200,000km fibre rollout

    Just days after brokering an infrastructure sharing agreement with Telstra, the federal government’s NBN Co has announced it will ask 21 Australian companies, including Telstra, to tender for the rollout of an estimated 200,000 kilometres of fibre cabling across the country.

    Written by Rodney Gedda23 June 10 13:45