Australian National Broadband Network

In late 2008, the Federal Government of Australia announced it will start a company, called NBN Co., that will invest up to AU$43 billion over eight years to build and operate a National Broadband Network (NBN) delivering superfast broadband to Australian homes and workplaces through cabled fiber to the home, satellite and wireless technologies. TheContinue reading “Australian National Broadband Network”

NBN Co to Vet Vendor Skeletons

The government-owned fibre-to-the-home builder and operator, NBN Co, will over the coming months pore over the capabilities, skeletons and local presence of vendors to create its shortlist of five to 10 suppliers. Following the NBN Co’s “request for capability” document issued this week as part of the plan to weed out suppliers, nearly all majorContinue reading “NBN Co to Vet Vendor Skeletons”

Australian Government rejects Senate NBN report

The Federal Government will ignore a coalition-dominated Senate committee’s call for a cost-benefit analysis into the National Broadband Network (NBN). Of the 12 recommendations made by the committee, the Rudd government has agreed with just one, which advocates the development of new applications that promote economic development and improvements in health, education and energy efficiency..Continue reading “Australian Government rejects Senate NBN report”