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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.