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Turnbull pulls the plug on FTTP, so ‘we’re back to the drawing board’

More than 3.4 million Australian homes are stuck with bog-standard broadband, thanks to the Coalition’s latest NBN misstep. Our own correspondent feels dudded.

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Tips and rumours

We’ll have the scampi at Pell’s farewell dinner … Sinodinos, why so modest? … RiotACT may pull through …

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‘No path to privatisation’? Spectre of NBN float raises hopes — and hackles

Legislation prevents the NBN from being sold for some time, but plenty of bankers want to get their hands on it sooner. The Greens and Labor say it should remain in public hands — what does Clive Palmer think?

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‘Nothing’s off the table’: Telstra contemplates structural separation

The National Broadband Network might be going back to the drawing board as Telstra signals it is considering structural separation.

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Could Telstra and Optus dominate the NBN? iiNet snub a spanner

ISP iiNet has refused to sign up to NBN Co’s wholesale agreement. Is this a major stumbling block, or a chance for Telstra and Optus to earn big?

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Crikey Awards: the business winners and losers of 2013

The market conditions were better in 2013, so who made the most of it? And which chairmen and CEOs should hang their heads in shame? We name the best and worst in business.

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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.

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When Malcolm met Henry: Ergas gets a second bite at NBN

Economist Henry Ergas has been appointed to Malcolm Turnbull’s expert panel on the NBN. What does Ergas’ own track record look like?

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Huawei charm offensive can’t whitewash complicity in surveillance

Huawei has launched a charm offensive to portray itself as independent of governments. But it has a track record of working closely with the world’s worst regimes.

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Internet use: we’re more mobile, but we still need a cable

Crikey pops the hype over the widely reported percentage growth in wireless internet use, showing we use fixed-line internet connections more than ever.

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Companies need to lift their game on tax

Crikey readers have their say on budget scaremongering and getting the NBN to regional Australia.

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Don’t stamp out the prospect of privatising Australia Post

The government should reconsider its preemptive rejection of the privatisation of Australia Post — such sell-offs have worked well overseas. But yes, there are some concerns that need to be deal with first.

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The 11 most influential people in Australia’s tech sector

Smart Company deputy editor Patrick Stafford identifies the movers and shakers of Australia’s tech world. There’s some new names in the mix.

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NBN Co board refuses to drink the poisoned chalice

It’s no surprise the entire NBN Co board has resigned. The Coalition doesn’t want NBN Co to succeed, and the technological and political challenge ahead is mighty.

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Who pays the pollster calls the tune? Daily Tele caught out

Business chiefs don’t like Labor’s NBN, The Daily Telegraph tells us; and there’s a poll to prove it. But just a minute — who paid for that poll?

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Tips and rumours

This candidate is a real pain … Rudd v Murdoch … reprieve for roadkill artist …

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It’s been a bad week for the anti-NBN brigade

Media attacks on the NBN foundered this week on some inconvenient facts and annoying rules of mathematics. But getting it wrong won’t stop the critics …

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Tips and rumours

Labor struggling in Qld? … Quigley misses out on NBN in new flat … are Lifeline counsellors trained less? …

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Essential: whatever PM’s problems are, they’re not about policy

A poll has found simultaneously that the public likes most of Labor’s signature policy reforms from the last few years — but they just don’t like Labor itself.

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Asbestos and the perils of an activist government

The attempt to link Telstra’s asbestos / NBN problem with the pink batts fiasco ignores the basic facts — and the Coalition’s own uncomfortable history on the issue. Think twice before you point the finger …

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Hold the panic: why it’s not really ‘death by NBN’

Critics are up in arms about the discovery of asbestos in pits and ducts used by the NBN. But has the federal government done anything wrong? Telecommunications expert Richard Chirgwin digs deeper into the issue.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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PromiseWatch 2013: the NBN and broadband policy

CPD researcher Julia Hosking and Crikey’s Andrew Crook find out where the parties stand on the National Broadband Network.

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