tip off

What the NBN will mean for Telstra’s stranglehold

The Coalition’s broadband plan is more expensive and less efficient than was promised. So is Labor’s.

READ MORE

The cruelty of Newstart — and whose fault it was

Crikey readers talk the Coalition’s broadband plan and what Labor should have done differently on Newstart.

READ MORE

Media briefs: Tele v Media Watch … Chiko rolled … exclusive watch …

Labor supporters tried to sell the Coalition’s broadband plan overseas, but no one was buying.

READ MORE

Time to give Gillard some credit?

Crikey readers talk the NBN v the Coalition’s broadband plan and whether we are being too harsh on Julia Gillard.

READ MORE

‘Conroy’s new BFF’ spills on How Fast is the NBN site

This week the How Fast Is the NBN website has got both Liberal politicians and the media up in arms about its accuracy. But the site’s creator, James Brotchie, defends the speeds shown.

READ MORE

You’ll love the How Fast is the NBN site … until you read this

A clever website purporting to show the difference between the speed of Labor’s NBN and the Coalition’s broadband plan has gone viral — but is it a fair and accurate representation? We fact-check How Fast is the NBN.

READ MORE

Tips and rumours

NBN website nothing to do with Labor … MP Dennis Jensen stokes revolt on PPL … the days of five-hour work lunches on the company card are over …

READ MORE

The TV-free generation and its role in the NBN debate

More and more homes in the US are ditching the TV and consuming video content online or via tablets or smartphones. Will Australia follow suit? And if so, what would that mean for our new national broadband?

READ MORE

Turnbull’s copper magic, an almost-NBN policy

Whatever its flaws, Malcolm Turnbull’s broadband policy had dragged the Liberal Party a long way in recognising the importance of broadband. Has he removed a key reason not to vote Liberal with this policy?

READ MORE

Sisyphus and the boulder of Chinese broadband bullshit

China isn’t getting an NBN, and it doesn’t cost a third of ours, regardless of what The Australian claims.

READ MORE

Telstra backs the NBN, but the devil’s in the detail

Telstra today signed the Definitive Agreements with NBN Co and the government covering its participation in the rollout of the National Broadband Network. It’s a complex deal, with the details of key documents still hidden thanks to confidentiality.

READ MORE

Telstra deal puts more momentum behind the NBN

The Telstra-NBN deal announced this morning puts more weight behind the broadband network, leaving the Coalition ever further behind.

READ MORE

At last, the NBN Business Plan

The government has finally released the NBN Corporate Plan that caused so much fuss while Parliament was sitting. It unveils a 7% rate of return and lower-than-expected wholesale prices as part of a set of conservative projections over the next 30 years.

READ MORE

Essential: Broadband support strengthens, Labor wedged on gays

Australians think the NBN is important and will benefit the economy, businesses, themselves and their kids, the latest Essential Report reveals. And on gay marriage, Labor finds itself caught between the two sides.

READ MORE

NBN Co business case — truly a curiously inadequate document

It is a curiously inadequate document,” wrote Malcolm Turnbull of the NBN Co Business Case Summary. He’s right. A business case that doesn’t, y’know, present a case for the business, supported by proper numbers? WTF?

READ MORE

If the Liberals oppose the NBN, they have to back splitting Telstra

If the Liberals are serious about an alternative approach to NBN, they have to start with the vertical separation of Telstra, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

READ MORE

Conroy comes knocking

Watch out - Conroy’s about! He’ll make you use the NBN and he’ll charge you thousands for the privilege. At least, that’s what some in the media want you to think.

READ MORE

Graeme Samuel’s NBN slug

As if Telstra didn’t have enough to deal with, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised the prospect it will do an about-face on its attitude to Telstra’s wholesale ADSL access regime.

READ MORE

Admit it: people don’t get the NBN

The NBN debate is becoming increasingly sterile as critics and supporters alike stick to their guns. Another study isn’t going to help.

READ MORE

Parliament hangs on a broadband fibre

Who ends up governing Australia will depend on how three, maybe four independent MPs and The Greens view broadband. Early indications are that the independents will favour Labor’s publicly-funded, publicly-owned National Broadband Network.

READ MORE
The Age | FEDERAL|

MacCallum: It’s about the broadband, stupid

Buried beneath the mirrored policies, limp leadership and so-what? stump speeches, one issue has actually provided a legitimate point of difference between the two parties: the awoken beast of broadband, writes Mungo MacCallum.

READ MORE
The Age | LINKS|

Net nerds declare Abbott a knuckle head

In the wake of Tony Abbott again declaring that he is “not a tech head,” a growing community of internet experts are savaging Abbott and arguing the Coalition’s broadband policy should be sent on a one-way trip to the recycle bin.

READ MORE

The broadband battle: what will they really deliver?

The political message of the Coalition’s broadband policy is that they can deliver the same outcome as Labor sooner, for less cost and with less risk. But while both Labor and the Coalition promise the same speeds, they’re otherwise wildly different propositions.

READ MORE

At last, the Coalition broadband policy

Finally, we have the Coalition broadband plan. It’s confusing, pitched at outer-suburban electorates and it won’t deliver anything like the NBN.

READ MORE
Computer World | LINKS|

Turnbull is not connecting with broadband realities

Malcolm Turnbull’s recent claim that Australians don’t want Labor’s proposed 100Mbps broadband connection is a load of hogwash. ABS stats clearly reveal Aussie households and businesses continue to crave faster speeds and more data, says Trevor Clarke.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...