A cabinet discussion paper proposed cheaper, faster cable -- fibre to the premises, one might call it. And that cabinet was the Hawke cabinet, in 1991.
How much will the NBN actually cost? That is the multibillion-dollar question, and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull tells Crikey we should have an answer soon.
Senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne's Department of Accounting Dr Alison Parkes takes a look at framing, or the way the media presents information. It could give you a whole new outlook on life.
Opposition communications spokesperson Malcolm Turnbull is right that the government needs to ensure there is demand for the National Broadband Network for it to succeed. We have called this the trans-sector approach.
New research claims children who use computers with high-speed broadband connections may suffer academically as a result. Are parents trying to get little Tommy a quick net connection inadvertently scoring an F for responsibility?
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"?
No deal between Rudd and Telstra ... leave Therese Rein alone ... leave Peter Costello alone ... GM crops ... Howard's failings ... diplomatic posts ...
Has the new Federal Government stitched up a deal with Telstra, or does the big telco have a whole brace of new reasons to worry? Or perhaps it is the Government that should be worried, writes Margaret Simons.