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Monday, 30 August 2021 15:13

NBN continuing to be the political football

OPINION The Shadow Minister for Communications and Member for Greenway Michelle Rowland, issued a media release titled 'Department slaps down dodgy Fletcher for misleading about fibre NBN'.

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The media release from the Shadow Ministers today, was yet another example of misguided political point-taking in the overseeing of the NBN.

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The federal opposition has issued a media release questioning statements by Minister Paul Fletcher on the topic of NBN staff bonuses.

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Telecoms industry peak body Communications Alliance has announced the 2021 finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence - the ACOMMS - which recognise exemplary achievement across 12 categories of endeavour.

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Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland says the announcement made by NBN Co on Tuesday, about spending up to $700 million on creating 240 Business Fibre Zones, including a presence in 85 regional centres, shows that the Liberal party does not have a clue about either technology or economics.

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Aussie Broadband managing director Phillip Britt has taken out the Australian communications industry’s most prestigious accolade, with the award of the title of Communications Ambassador 2020 at this year’s ACOMM awards.

The NBN Co has responded to the Australian Labor Party's query as to why many FttN services cannot attain the promised minimum 25Mbps download speeds, by pointing out that the main reason is because of the co-existence of legacy services.

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The Australian Labor Party has questioned why 139,963 household and business users of fibre-to-the-node connections on the NBN still cannot get the mandated speeds of 25Mbps.

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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.

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Australians lost over $634 million to scams in 2019, according to the latest Scamwatch report from the consumer watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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The Federal Government’s failure to get a bill passed through parliament reducing the regulatory burden for regional commercial radio and television broadcasters, has been slammed by the Labor Party.

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The operator of the National Broadband Network NBN Co has extended its offer to provide Internet providers with additional data capacity at no extra cost until August in a move it says supports national broadband needs, as social restrictions are starting to ease across Australia.

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National Broadband Network operator NBN Co has launched new higher speed Internet plans in response to what it says has been strong demand for higher speed services from new customers. The plans include a new “close to” 1Gbps service.

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More than seven million Australians are connected to the national broadband network after 455,000 new services were activated in the first quarter of 2020.

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The Labor Party has called for retail telecommunications providers to be considered for temporary capacity charge relief, in the event NBN speeds become congested as COVID19 leads more employees and children to use the internet from home.

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The Labor Party is pressuring the Federal Government to explain why it is reportedly introducing a $7 per month broadband tax on 1 July, while cutting regional NBN investment at the same time.

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A year after it bent over backwards and voted to make the government's encryption bill law, the Australian Labor Party is attempting to paint itself as some kind of virtuous entity by introducing a bill to bring about amendments to that same law.

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Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland claims the government's move to put in place a cost-recovery tax on networks that compete with the NBN directly contradicts the communications minister's statement that he favours competition in this field.

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The Australian competition watchdog has taken search giant Google to the Federal Court over allegedly making false or misleading claims about the collection of personal location data.

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The Australian Labor Party’s Shadow Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland has expressed concern that Australia has ranked last out of 36 OECD countries on entry level fixed-broadband affordability.

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