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.

Fishermen receive death threats as supply dries up

April 7, 2009

Commercial fishermen in Lakes Entrance Victoria have had their boats vandalised and have now been subjected to death threats, reports Lionel Elmore.

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.

Rockdale Liberals have difficulty reading and writing

April 7, 2009

There is something hilariously dysfunctional about some of the Liberal councillors on Rockdale City Council in south Sydney, writes Alex Mitchell.

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.

A massive and much-needed catch-up

April 7, 2009

By building the network from scratch, the government can make sure it has censorship-friendly choke points, writes Stilgherrian.

NBN: the brief facts

April 7, 2009

Bernard Keane breaks down the basics NBN style.

Fibre To The Node becomes Fibre To The Nerd

April 7, 2009

This is the biggest media policy shake-up since the introduction of subscription television and maybe longer, writes Bernard Keane.