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John Menadue. Malcolm Turnbull and the NBN mess

As Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull had two major responsibilities. They were the public broadcasters, ABC and SBS, and the NBN. As I pointed out in an earlier post, the ABC needs rebuilding after the harsh budget cuts and termination … Continue reading

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Mark Gregory. The new PM and the NBN. ‘An expensive lemon’

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is now delayed by between five and ten years and will cost significantly more over a 20 year lifetime due to the government’s decision to shift from a Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) fixed access … Continue reading

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Rod Tucker. The NBN: why it’s slow, expensive and obsolete.

The Abbott Coalition government came to power two years ago this week with a promise to change Labor’s fibre to the premises (FTTP) National Broadband Network (NBN) to one using less-expensive fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technologies, spruiking its network with the three-word … Continue reading

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Paul Budde. The NBN – from bad to worse.

I am sure that I am just as frustrated as most Australians – especially as month after month, year after year, it becomes clearer that what I, along with others, have been saying since 2011 – that a cheaper and … Continue reading

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Rob Nicholls. NBN

Fairness, Opportunity and Security Policy series edited by Michael Keating and John Menadue. The policy rationale behind a national broadband network would appear to be a simple one. The objective would be to part subsidise the construction of a national … Continue reading

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Rod Tucker. Broadband projects fail reality test.

In an article in The Conversation on 8 September 2014, Rod Tucker points out that the broadband projections will fail a reality test.  He said ‘If they [the Vertigan report] had used realistic data for growth in demand, their cost … Continue reading

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Ian McAuley. A Year Of Tony Abbott.

 The Abbott Government was elected one year and one day ago. Ian McAuley celebrates the countless successes that have slipped under the radar.  A year into the Abbott Government’s term we can reflect on its impressive economic achievements. The highlight … Continue reading

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Mark Gregory. NBN – ageing copper network and structural separation.

The Australian telecommunication industry is in crisis and centre stage is an ageing copper network that some would have you believe is good for another hundred years and others argue it is time to move to an all fibre access … Continue reading

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