Topic archives: NBN Co.

NBN Co always had obsolete technology, now it has to admit it

April 13, 2018 41

Bill Morrow's departure from NBN is just more proof that mobile technology is cutting the NBN's lunch and gobbling it down.

Crikey Worm: only a quarter of these NBN users will get top speeds

January 17, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Some 75% of NBN customers using fibre-to-the-node technology will not be able to access the internet at top speeds. Plus, a former Aboriginal affairs minister has criticised the government for its handling of last year's Uluru Statement. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Covering Melbourne … the most-read newspaper … Telcos pulled into line …

Covering Melbourne … the most-read newspaper … Telcos pulled into line …

December 22, 2017 2

The story yesterday of the car attack in Melbourne's city, apart from some ill-placed advertising and some bad takes online, was as good as can be expected.

Crikey Worm: all eyes on Bennelong

December 14, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The torturous Bennelong byelection campaign comes to a close -- and there is much at stake. Plus, the government invokes the spectre of tertiary education cuts. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Rudd joins the NBN blame game

October 24, 2017 2

Good morning, early birds. Kevin Rudd has hit back at the government's blame-shifting for the NBN debacle, and Australian refugee lawyers fight to keep the Manus Island detention centre open. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

NBN frenzy … Exclusive Brethren v Michael Bachelard … The revolving door

NBN frenzy … Exclusive Brethren v Michael Bachelard … The revolving door

October 23, 2017 1

Today's newspapers have preempted tonight's NBN Four Corners episode with a very broad definition of an "exclusive".

Crikey Worm: NBN routed

October 23, 2017 3

Good morning, early birds. NBN CEO Bill Morrow has warned the company will struggle to ever make a profit (as it is required to do), and New South Wales and Victoria top the states' economic scorecard. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 6, 2017 4

Don't click that link ... place your bets ... why the NBN is so damn expensive ...

If marriage equality doesn’t wreck the government, NBN or Murray-Darling disasters might

August 3, 2017 42

If things weren't already terrible for the government on marriage equality, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are front and centre in two other big problems.

Fifield’s diary revealed: minister preferenced China telco before big local players

July 25, 2017 5

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield held his first meeting with a China state-owned telecommunications company that has no big presence in Australia.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 20, 2017 7

Fifield yuks it up ... IPA claims Eureka Stockade ... what does Christensen make of the new Doctor? ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 18, 2017 1

VPNs enable piracy, paedophilia and terrorism, says Sharri Markson.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 12, 2017 4

Victoria's new speed limits hit a wall ... who paid for Lisa Singh's Palestine trip? ... gamers (and Pauline Hanson) won't be happy with NBN announcements ...

NBN Co grilled over allegations it exploited evidence from ALP raids to sack employees

March 29, 2017 7

The names of NBN Co employees communicating with ALP staffers were seen on emails during AFP raids in Melbourne last year.

You, yes YOU, own the NBN, so demand a higher goddamn standard

March 2, 2017 32

The national broadband network does not belong to millionaire bureaucrats or Liberal MPs. It belongs to you, the taxpayer, and you have the right to demand better.

Surely Turnbull won’t screw up energy policy — look what a stellar job he did with the NBN

February 27, 2017 27

What could possibly go wrong with Turnbull's new "clean coal" plan? Let's look at how he did with the NBN ...

NBN tax paves way for privatisation

December 13, 2016 12

We might not have to wait for Wyatt Roy's prime ministership for the NBN to be sold.

NBN Co hires more PR than almost the PM’s entire office

December 6, 2016

The number of spinners employed by NBN Co has skyrocketed under the Coalition.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 6, 2016 2

We're gonna rise up ... Centrelink bungles ... Karp! Karp! Karp! ...

AFP asked to check privilege over NBN raid

November 29, 2016

How far does parliamentary privilege extend?