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Turnbull’s copper magic, an almost-NBN policy

Turnbull’s copper magic, an almost-NBN policy

Bernard Keane April 10, 2013 42 Comments

Whatever its flaws, Malcolm Turnbull's broadband policy had dragged the Liberal Party a long way in recognising the importance of broadband. Has he removed a key reason not to vote Liberal with this policy?

Sisyphus and the boulder of Chinese broadband bullshit

Sisyphus and the boulder of Chinese broadband bullshit

Bernard Keane December 13, 2012 21 Comments

China isn't getting an NBN, and it doesn't cost a third of ours, regardless of what The Australian claims.

Telstra backs the NBN, but the devil’s in the detail

Telstra backs the NBN, but the devil’s in the detail

Stilgherrian June 23, 2011 1 Comment

Telstra today signed the Definitive Agreements with NBN Co and the government covering its participation in the rollout of the National Broadband Network. It's a complex deal, with the details of key documents still hidden thanks to confidentiality.

Telstra deal puts more momentum behind the NBN

Bernard Keane February 10, 2011 18 Comments

The Telstra-NBN deal announced this morning puts more weight behind the broadband network, leaving the Coalition ever further behind.

At last, the NBN Business Plan

Bernard Keane December 20, 2010 30 Comments

The government has finally released the NBN Corporate Plan that caused so much fuss while Parliament was sitting. It unveils a 7% rate of return and lower-than-expected wholesale prices as part of a set of conservative projections over the next 30 years.

Essential: Broadband support strengthens, Labor wedged on gays

Bernard Keane November 29, 2010 5 Comments

Australians think the NBN is important and will benefit the economy, businesses, themselves and their kids, the latest Essential Report reveals. And on gay marriage, Labor finds itself caught between the two sides.

NBN Co business case — truly a curiously inadequate document

Stilgherrian November 25, 2010 2 Comments

"It is a curiously inadequate document," wrote Malcolm Turnbull of the NBN Co Business Case Summary. He’s right. A business case that doesn’t, y’know, present a case for the business, supported by proper numbers? WTF?

If the Liberals oppose the NBN, they have to back splitting Telstra

Crikey October 25, 2010 5 Comments

If the Liberals are serious about an alternative approach to NBN, they have to start with the vertical separation of Telstra, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Conroy comes knocking

Bernard Keane October 22, 2010 118 Comments

Watch out - Conroy's about! He'll make you use the NBN and he'll charge you thousands for the privilege. At least, that's what some in the media want you to think.

Graeme Samuel’s NBN slug

Graeme Samuel’s NBN slug

Stephen Bartholomeusz October 21, 2010

As if Telstra didn’t have enough to deal with, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised the prospect it will do an about-face on its attitude to Telstra’s wholesale ADSL access regime.