NBN Co, the company building Australia’s National Broadband Network, lifted total revenue by 39% to $1.81 billion for the six months to the end of December 2019, with company chief Stephen Rue declaring the result “outstanding during a crucial time of the build”.
Underperforming broadband services are still a problem for some consumers, with a newly publish report revealing that 12.4% of consumers continue to experience underperforming services that “rarely come close to reaching their maximum plan speed”.
The federal government has dismissed recommendations that it should mandate fibre-to-the-curb for the remainder of the national broadband network rollout.
Labor’s Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland, is keeping up the political pressure on the Government over the NBN ahead of this weekend’s Bennalong by-election, and in the wake of an announcement by NBN Co, operators of the National Broadband Network, that it is planning to slash wholesale prices of its services to retailers.
The consumer watchdog, the ACCC, is scrutinising proposed changes to Telstra’s NBN migration plan to assess whether they offer adequate protections for customers to maintain access to the services delivered by the national broadband network, as part of the industry and public consultation process.
Fibre Connection, United Kerbs to one million Australians lucky enough to avoid FttN or Fibre to the Node, in the latest adjustment to the Multi-Turnbull Mix.
The Labor Party has called for the federal government to direct NBN Co, the company building the national broadband network, to scale down copper and scale up fibre-to-the-curb, where it remains feasible, on the network.
The fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) footprint of the National Broadband Network is being extended to cover 1 million premises – up from 700,000 premises previously announced by NBN Co.
NBN Co has signed three new Design and Construction Master Agreements (DCMA) for the build of approximately 525,000 premises to the National Broadband Network in Sydney and Melbourne.
NBN Co has flagged it could deploy ultra-fast G.Fast or XG.Fast technology to underpin the rollout of its fibre to the curb (FttC) network to 700,000 premises, just as a new report by Ovum predicts an explosion in use of the new technologies worldwide over the next five years.
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