Broadband Australia

Telstra and NBN Co Make $11 Billion Deal To Speed Up The NBN Rollout
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In 2011, Labor contracted telstra to decommission their copper network for $11 billion as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll out. Yesterday, the Coalition signed a new definitive agreement between the NBN and Telstra to transfer ownership of the telco’s ageing copper network to the NBN incrementally, rather than decommission it. In a […]

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NBN Benefits Regional Centres, but Rural Australia is Still Left Wanting
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Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for regional and rural Australia in an address to the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week. In addition to renewing the government’s commitment to strengthened satellite provision in 2015, Minister Turnbull stated the government and NBN Co are “looking to more […]

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Telstra Switches On 150 Public WiFi Hotspots, Offering Free Access
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Telstra is rolling out public WiFi in Australia’s parks, beaches and city malls as part of a trial for a new network expected to grow to 2 million hotspots. And for a limited time, you can get access for free. The ambitious project will see more than two million WiFi hotspots installed in public areas […]

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Local Councils Want To Become NBN Internet Providers
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Local councils are already flat-chat maintaining roads and managing rubbish, now they want to add keeping you connected to their to-do list. Councils have approached NBN Co about becoming internet service providers, according to the company’s chief customer officer John Simon. Speaking at the NBN Rebooted event in Sydney on Monday, Mr Simon said local […]

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Tasmania Has Fastest NBN Rollout in Australia
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Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Tasmania’s rollout of the National Broadband Network has been the fastest in the country. The minister defended the progress of the fixed line NBN rollout but could not guarantee when all north-west residents would get access to the technology.

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