Topic archives: broadband

‘This is not a second-rate product’: NBN contractor defends cable

‘This is not a second-rate product’: NBN contractor defends cable

February 23, 2015 17

Defenders of the government's mixed-technology NBN plan say fibre isn't that great anyway and that existing pay TV cables will do just fine.

Sluggish and antiquated NBN coming soon to a node near you

Sluggish and antiquated NBN coming soon to a node near you

December 3, 2014 17

The NBN Co is going to try to roll out broadband using whatever technology is currently available as soon as possible. That will get broadband into homes faster -- but will it be outdated before it even arrives?

What the NBN will mean for Telstra’s stranglehold

What the NBN will mean for Telstra’s stranglehold

December 13, 2013 18

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

The cruelty of Newstart — and whose fault it was

September 24, 2013 2

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

Media briefs: <em>Tele</em> v <em>Media Watch</em> … Chiko rolled … exclusive watch …

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

August 28, 2013

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

Time to give Gillard some credit?

May 13, 2013 2

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

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

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

May 10, 2013 44

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.

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

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

May 9, 2013 75

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 8, 2013 5

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 ...

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

April 11, 2013 7

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?