As part of our series on the future of the NBN, iTWire had hoped to round off things with the opinions of Communications Minister Paul Fletcher and Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland, the two people who are in a position to actually decide on what the future of the network will be.
The Australian Labor Party has expressed concern over the state of the fixed-wireless service offered by the NBN Co and identified in the second report of the Joint Standing Committee on the NBN as likely to be due to congestion.
The peak body representing consumer interests in telecommunications has called for greater transparency and accountability about service performance by the National Broadband Network.
As we predicted yesterday NBN Co has hit back at Coalition claims that the cost of Labor's National Broadband Network will blow out, while casting doubt on the viability of the Coalition's own plans.
NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley has appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Joint Committee on the NBN. At the same time NBN Co released a detailed report on the project costings, in which there is no change from the initial budget.
Capgemini Australia has warned the Joint Standing Committee on the NBN that there looming skills shortage in the IT industry and without the Government promoting skills locally, the only option for business is to source from offshore.
The Joint Standing Committee on the NBN has been told by the Postal Office Agents Association that 464 post offices throughout Australia will not be able to make use of the NBN because they do not have electronic point-of-sale technology.
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