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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.

‘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.

NBN zero or hero? Why framing matters

Crikey April 11, 2013 14 Comments

Senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne's Department of Accounting Dr Alison Parkes takes a look at framing, or the way the media presents information. It could give you a whole new outlook on life.

Turnbull is all about Seoul when it comes to NBN criticism

Turnbull is all about Seoul when it comes to NBN criticism

Crikey July 5, 2011 1 Comment

Opposition communications spokesperson Malcolm Turnbull is right that the government needs to ensure there is demand for the National Broadband Network for it to succeed. We have called this the trans-sector approach.

Online students download poorer test results

Crikey June 22, 2010

New research claims children who use computers with high-speed broadband connections may suffer academically as a result. Are parents trying to get little Tommy a quick net connection inadvertently scoring an F for responsibility?

Google continues its world domination, this time with faster internet

Google continues its world domination, this time with faster internet

Crikey February 11, 2010

How does ultra high speed fibre optic internet sound? While we wait patiently for the National Broadband Network, Google announces its move to fibre optic networks. Can it really make the internet "better and faster for everyone"?

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

Crikey November 29, 2007 2 Comments

No deal between Rudd and Telstra ... leave Therese Rein alone ... leave Peter Costello alone ... GM crops ... Howard's failings ... diplomatic posts ...

Has Rudd already done a deal with Telstra?

Crikey November 28, 2007 1 Comment

Has the new Federal Government stitched up a deal with Telstra, or does the big telco have a whole brace of new reasons to worry? Or perhaps it is the Government that should be worried, writes Margaret Simons.