Topic archives: National Broadband Network

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.

Tips and rumours

March 29, 2018 2

Aussies get sledged ... Minister gets shirty ... the search for happy NBN users ...

Immigration debate shows how we’ve infantilised government

March 13, 2018 41

Cutting immigration is a second rate solution to the widespread problem that our governments have lost the capacity to deliver for communities.

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.

Turnbull’s $90 billion National Shipbuilding Plan has a recruitment problem

November 28, 2017 16

The "nation building" project intends to be a major boost to heavy industry and could see significant economic shifts. With so much at stake, what could possibly go wrong?

NBN farce the result of a neoliberal absurdity

October 24, 2017 25

Malcolm Turnbull says we shouldn't have started from where we did on the NBN -- problem is, we didn't have much choice, thanks to market economics.

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.

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.

The huge problem with the NBN’s pricing that no one could see coming (except, you know, everyone did)

July 26, 2017 23

Those of us who have paid attention to the topic have long known that NBN's pricing model would lead to problems when people actually started connecting.

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 ...

Taylor’s fantasy budget: full fibre NBN is very ‘good debt’

May 4, 2017 3

A government committed to investing "good debt" in infrastructure would fully fund a world-class national broadband network in Australia.

AFP’s metadata breach shows just how ‘trustworthy’ the agency is

May 1, 2017 9

The Australian Federal Police has twice, in less than a year, shown an entire lack of respect for the journalists and their sources, in defiance of the law.

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.

Nine things we learned in Senate estimates, including Abetz declaring war

March 1, 2017 4

Centrelink, rainbow flags, public servants in McDonald's, "bombings" and the ABC. It was all happening at Senate estimates on Tuesday.

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 chair defiant over controversial election op-ed on AFP raids

November 25, 2016 7

NBN Co chair Ziggy Switkowski was mad as hell, and he wasn't going to take it anymore.

The hell with it, govt will fund NBN after all

November 24, 2016 8

The government promised not a cent more than $29.5 billion for the NBN. But now it says it will kick in the extra $20 billion needed after all -- as a loan.