Who exactly is Tony Smith? Crikey takes a close look through his past (and expenses) to acquaint ourselves with the new Speaker.
Why should you share your precious cat video-enhancing broadband with your hot-water meter? Enter the National Narrowband Network.
There are fewer than 400,000 premises actually connected to the national broadband network. Where can the government go from here? Dr Rob Nicholls, research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology and the Centre for International Finance and Regulation, explains.
Defenders of the government's mixed-technology NBN plan say fibre isn't that great anyway and that existing pay TV cables will do just fine.
The NBN Co is going to try to roll out broadband using whatever technology is currently available as soon as possible. That will get broadband into homes faster -- but will it be outdated before it even arrives?
The Coalition's broadband plan is more expensive and less efficient than was promised. So is Labor's.
Labor supporters tried to sell the Coalition's broadband plan overseas, but no one was buying.
Crikey readers talk the NBN v the Coalition's broadband plan and whether we are being too harsh on Julia Gillard.
This week the How Fast Is the NBN website has got both Liberal politicians and the media up in arms about its accuracy. But the site's creator, James Brotchie, defends the speeds shown.