Unless you’ve been boycotting all forms of media in the past five years, you’ll be aware that the National Broadband Network (NBN) is well and truly on its way.
Topic: NBN Co
BUDGET 2012: The budget has revealed the cost of cancelling the $36 billion National Broadband Network would see a $1.8 billion black hole - something that the Coalition needs to accommodate in its budgets if it does go through and scrap the entire project.
The Australian Government reportedly stopped Chinese mobile equipment maker Huawei Technologies from bidding to become a major supplier to the National Broadband Network, over fears of cyber attacks from China and its CEO’s links to the army.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Communications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy have announced that NBN Co has reached an agreement to buy two satellites to allow fast broadband service to rural and remote parts of the service.
The AU$11 billion deal between Telstra and NBN Co may not be finalised by the December 20 deadline, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), putting the deal in jeopardy.
NBN Co, the company responsible for building the network on mainland Australia, is being urged to review its security after the arrest of a hacker who has been accused of penetrating the network of one of the suppliers.
A $15-$20 billion compensation payment to Telstra over its copper network appears to have drove the Labor government in building the current NBN plan in order to avoid such a payment.
The revelations are to come out via a documentary airing on ABC1′s Four Corner’s program tonight.
Oh no. The Internet is running of addresses! What shall we do!? Is this the end of the world!? Calm down, it isn’t the end of the world, it just happens to be a technical inconvenience as we already have a solution to fix the very problem called IPv6. But there’s already another problem: it hasn’t been readily deployed.
As we face the last remaining blocks and addresses available on IPv4 – the current standard we use now – let us see if the ISPs are ready for the change that is about to come to the entire Internet.
The National Broadband Network’s plan has been released to the public, giving many politicians an early Christmas present to find out more information about the $43 billion broadband network, and the NBN Co’s actual business plan.
Wholesale pricing will start at $24 a month, with a fibre connection of 12Mbps download speed and 1Mbps upload speed. There will also be other pricing points for wholesale customers. but they have not been released as of yet. However, the speeds on offer have been released, with connections ranging from 25Mbps/10Mbps speeds to 1000Mbps/400Mbps – and trust me, the latter one is pretty fast.
The Government has struck a major coup in its communications policy when the bill that would separate Telstra’s wholesale arm – which provides the copper lines to other telecommunications companies and internet service providers – and its retail arm has passed the lower house.
Remember that embarrassing $6 billion broadband plan that was going to simply patch up the existing copper wire network from the Liberals? Well, that may soon change, according to Christopher Pyne, talking to the ABC on Sunday.
ELECTION 2010: Since we like gauging opinion, we want to ask what you think about the recent policy announcement from the Liberal Party about their broadband plan.
So we have decided to compare the two plans from the Coalition and the Labor parties, and you can decide which you like by voting on our little poll at the end.
NBN Co has announced the names of the contractors that will build and deploy the network for the five sites dubbed the “first release sites” on the mainland, with construction to begin at the end of this month, according to its head of construction Patrick Flannigan.
Silcar will be constructing the network in Armidale, NSW, while South Australian electricity distribution network operator will be responsible for constructing the network in Willunga, SA.
NBN Co has announced the additional nineteen locations for its planned rollout of the National Broadband Network, bringing the total number of locations to 24. Fourteen of these locations are brand new locations, while five are adjacent to the already announced locations.
Melbourne has been selected by NBN Co to be the home of the National Operations and Testing Facility, where the entire network will be monitored and managed, order fault repairs and service connections and allow telecommunication companies to test their services before their full-scale rollout.
As reported previously, Melbourne was in contention against Brisbane and Sydney.