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

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

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?

Turnbull’s copper magic, an almost-NBN policy

Turnbull’s copper magic, an almost-NBN policy

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

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

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

Telstra deal puts more momentum behind the NBN

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

At last, the NBN Business Plan

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

Essential: Broadband support strengthens, Labor wedged on gays

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

NBN Co business case — truly a curiously inadequate document

"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

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

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

Conroy comes knocking

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.