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The huge problem with the NBN’s pricing that no one could see coming (except, you know, everyone did)

Josh Taylor July 26, 2017 23 Comments

Those of us who have paid attention to the topic have long known that NBN's pricing model would lead to problems when people actually started connecting.

NBN gets a parting gift but can ask for more

Josh Taylor May 3, 2016 1 Comment

The funding arrangement raises an interesting proposition for Labor in this election year.

NBN won’t be caught with pants down if Labor switches back to fibre

Josh Taylor March 23, 2016 8 Comments

If Labor pulls off the impossible and wins the 2016 election, NBN says it's ready to switch back to fibre to the premises.

Disruptive, yes, innovative, no: NBN leaks bruise Turnbull

Josh Taylor March 7, 2016 17 Comments

The NBN has not exactly been a roaring success for the Coalition, with new leaked documents showing NBN is still costing fibre-to-the-premises.

Who you should blame for the NBN (hint: not just Turnbull)

Josh Taylor January 13, 2016 34 Comments

A cabinet discussion paper proposed cheaper, faster cable -- fibre to the premises, one might call it. And that cabinet was the Hawke cabinet, in 1991.

The truth behind Labor’s NBN beat-up

Josh Taylor November 26, 2015 9 Comments

Labor has unearthed a document that says the cost of the NBN could be about to blow out. But NBN says it's nothing to worry about.

‘A big, risky project’: Turnbull says NBN cost will be settled soon

‘A big, risky project’: Turnbull says NBN cost will be settled soon

Josh Taylor August 25, 2015 12 Comments

How much will the NBN actually cost? That is the multibillion-dollar question, and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull tells Crikey we should have an answer soon.

Mr Smith goes to Canberra: meet your new Speaker

Mr Smith goes to Canberra: meet your new Speaker

Josh Taylor August 10, 2015 5 Comments

Who exactly is Tony Smith? Crikey takes a close look through his past (and expenses) to acquaint ourselves with the new Speaker.

Move over, NBN, here comes the National Narrowband Network

Move over, NBN, here comes the National Narrowband Network

Michael Sainsbury June 23, 2015 3 Comments

Why should you share your precious cat video-enhancing broadband with your hot-water meter? Enter the National Narrowband Network.

How can we fix the NBN?

How can we fix the NBN?

Crikey June 1, 2015 6 Comments

There are fewer than 400,000 premises actually connected to the national broadband network. Where can the government go from here? Dr Rob Nicholls, research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology and the Centre for International Finance and Regulation, explains.