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Taiwan, China and Israel dominate foreign travel of our MPs

April 8, 2009

When it comes to the influence of foreign governments on MPs and Senators, it isn’t China that we should be concerned about -- it’s Taiwan, writes Bernard Keane.

NBN will be viable … but not Telstra

April 8, 2009

Getting infrastructure right in Australia is hard. It’s easy to bag politicians but the maths is always against them, writes Bernard Keane.

The government’s infrastructure gamble

April 8, 2009

Even though I applaud the idea of a national broadband network, I'm wary that a large scale, long-term project like this may end up being out of date not long after construction of the network is finished.

Crikey wrap: Twitter tears up over NBN announcement

April 7, 2009

Rudd's surprise announcement this morning that a new company, National Broadband Network Corporation, will be created to build the new Broadband network, has sent the twitterverse aflutter.

National Broadband Network, Part 1

April 7, 2009

FTTN? FTTH? WTF? The NBN explained.

Communications policy shift = historic and radical

April 7, 2009

The Government’s commitment to a new era of publicly-owned information infrastructure is all well and good but there are some significant issues to worry about.

Telstra shareholders rolling in NBN gold

April 7, 2009

It may cost $43 billion over the next 8 years but the Rudd plan for its national broadband network has made Telstra shareholders happy campers this morning, writes Glenn Dyer.

100 million bits per second: you call that fast?

April 7, 2009

Instead of inspiring Australia and the world with a truly world-class next-generation broadband network, the Government promises to dish up only what other countries have already got, writes Mark Pesce.

Kevin Rudd’s leap of faith

April 7, 2009

The real test of the government's national broadband network will be whether we use the technology to create new industries, writes Peter Cox.

The winds of change will not wait for Rudd’s broadband

April 7, 2009

There’s a very good chance that the new network will be long obsolete by the time it is finished, writes Chris Berg.