Topic archives: broadband

I’ll compile your secret black list, Minister Conroy

April 16, 2009

If you want the country moulded by an invisible hand, Stephen, and I notice you do, then I’m the guy, writes Anson Cameron.

Five broadband myths busted

April 16, 2009

The Rudd Government’s proposed fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband network has generated a rich variety of ill-informed media commentary. It is time to debunk some of these myths, writes Rod Tucker.

Arnhem Land finally gets wired

December 4, 2008 4

Today in the remote Indigenous community of Oenpelli, adjacent to Kakadu National Park in West Arnhem Land, residents can access the internet at speeds comparable to those available in Sydney and Melbourne, reports Graham Ring.

Will ABC Online charge taxpayers to download Question Time?

December 4, 2008 2

Isn't it extraordinary that despite taxpayers paying for ABC content, licenses and ABC's development and web-hosting costs, they have to pay again because for all other ISPs, ABC content is metered? asks Joshua Gans.

Not too late for Conroy to stack broadband

November 27, 2008 5

Nick Minchin is right in predicting that there’ll be more litigation from Telstra – or its competitors – before this is over, writes Bernard Keane.

$21 billion! The true cost of snappy broadband emerges

June 3, 2008 1

Can we believe the Government’s costing of $8.7b for a Fibre-To-The-Node network? Perhaps not, writes Bernard Keane.

Stilgherrian: Rudd’s slow digital revolution

May 14, 2008 2

Of $4.7b promised for the National Broadband Network, only 0.16% has been committed, writes Stilgherrian.

Senator Conroy flexes his muscles on Telstra

May 7, 2008 4

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has been getting a kicking on Crikey in recent times, so it’s nice for once to feel a warm inner glow about him, writes Margaret Simons.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

April 3, 2008 2

NSW's criminal justice system ... Rudd's Japan diplomacy ... OPEL and rural broadband ... the stockmarket ... the RBA ... the ABC ...

Conroy scraps Coonan’s rural broadband plan

April 2, 2008 1

It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that the Government’s cancellation of the regional broadband contract with Optus and Elders it inherited from Helen Coonan was inevitable, writes Bernard Keane.