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NBN ‘not replacing old Telstra copper with new copper’, buys $14m of new copper

NBN ‘not replacing old Telstra copper with new copper’, buys $14m of new copper

Yes, the company rolling out the NBN is buying a lot of copper. But it's not because it has to replace Telstra's old copper because it is not up to the task, OK? Jeez!

‘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.

Telstra wins, we all lose in NBN deal

Telstra wins, we all lose in NBN deal

We'll get the broadband network we can afford -- and unfortunately, we can't afford much.

NBN: why Conroy and his department are fibre zealots

NBN: why Conroy and his department are fibre zealots

The case for fibre to the home in Australia has been pursued largely by the beneficiaries, writes Peter J. Cox, of Cox Media.

The real cost of fibre-to-the-home

The real cost of fibre-to-the-home

McKinsey and KPMG have just released their $25 million dollar study into Conroy's fibre-to-the-home plan. But their suggestions aren't exactly what the government was promising. Jock Given explains.

Google continues its world domination, this time with faster internet

Google continues its world domination, this time with faster internet

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"?

Telstra’s fork in the road

Telstra’s fork in the road

New Telstra CEO David Thodey is facing an unenviable choice -- enter the FTTH tent or continue to crunch the numbers on the nation's existing copper network, says Alan Kohler.