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Labor will keep a lot of Turnbull’s NBN policy (for now)

Labor will keep a lot of Turnbull’s NBN policy (for now)

Labor is being much more cautious in its approach to the NBN policy in opposition. Without insight on current operations.

‘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.

They’re building data pipes under the ocean: why no media coverage?

They’re building data pipes under the ocean: why no media coverage?

Over the weekend, a new undersea fibre-optic data link from Guam to Sydney was fired up, which will increase Australia's international data capacity by almost 50%. Not that anyone seems to care.

Broadband projects an embarrassing, expensive failure

Broadband projects an embarrassing, expensive failure

Perhaps John Howard is right – State Governments are stupid. When NSW Premier Morris Iemma announced its ambitious program to blanket Sydney with WiFi coverage, providing it for free to consumers, he explicitly referred to a San Franciscan project as one to emulate.