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Mr Smith goes to Canberra: meet your new Speaker

Mr Smith goes to Canberra: meet your new Speaker

Who exactly is Tony Smith? Crikey takes a close look through his past (and expenses) to acquaint ourselves with the new Speaker.

Move over, NBN, here comes the National Narrowband Network

Move over, NBN, here comes the National Narrowband Network

Why should you share your precious cat video-enhancing broadband with your hot-water meter? Enter the National Narrowband Network.

How can we fix the NBN?

How can we fix the NBN?

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.

‘This is not a second-rate product’: NBN contractor defends cable

‘This is not a second-rate product’: NBN contractor defends cable

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.

Sluggish and antiquated NBN coming soon to a node near you

Sluggish and antiquated NBN coming soon to a node near you

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 That will get broadband into homes faster -- but will it be outdated before it even arrives?

What the NBN will mean for Telstra’s stranglehold

What the NBN will mean for Telstra’s stranglehold

The Coalition's broadband plan is more expensive and less efficient than was promised. So is Labor's.

The cruelty of Newstart — and whose fault it was

The cruelty of Newstart — and whose fault it was

Crikey readers talk the Coalition's broadband plan and what Labor should have done differently on Newstart.

Media briefs: <em>Tele</em> v <em>Media Watch</em> … Chiko rolled … exclusive watch …

Media briefs: Tele v Media Watch … Chiko rolled … exclusive watch …

Labor supporters tried to sell the Coalition's broadband plan overseas, but no one was buying.

Time to give Gillard some credit?

Time to give Gillard some credit?

Crikey readers talk the NBN v the Coalition's broadband plan and whether we are being too harsh on Julia Gillard.

‘Conroy’s new BFF’ spills on How Fast is the NBN site

‘Conroy’s new BFF’ spills on How Fast is the NBN site

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.