Authored by Tim Herring

I don't agree that international comparisons are not relevant. Australia needs to develop critical infrastructure like water delivery, electricity, broadband, etc. not only as social services, but also to enable a vibrant economy (please note I consider all of these as "utilities", including broadband). It DOES matter that we are competitive internationally in broadband and one way to measure...

12th April 2017

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Authored by Rod Tucker

Rod Tucker's article appears here, in the March 2017 issue of TelSoc's journal, the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy. 

8th April 2017

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Authored by Ken Sayers

Let's cast our minds back to 2013. In the election campaign Malcolm Turnbull, as communications spokesman, said that the then proposed 3 technology NBN would cost over $90 billion. When asked after the election why they used that number, Turnbull and Fletcher admitted that they just made the number up! But they promised, their Multi-Technology Mix would deliver 25Mbps downloads and would be...

15th June 2016

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Authored by Paul Budde

Republished with permisssion from:http://www.budde.com.au/News/#The-NBN-?-more-lies-leading-us-from-bad-to-worse I am sure that I am just as frustrated as most Australians ? especially as month after month, year after year, it becomes clearer that what I, along with others, have been saying since 2011 ? that a cheaper and faster NBN such as the Coalition Government is trying to install by...

25th August 2015

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Authored by Graham Shepherd

Rod Sims presentation to NBN Rebooted conference: "The ACCC agrees ... with the Vertigan conclusion that ... disaggregation of NBN Co ... would, for the first time in Australian experience, put in place a market structure that has the potential for effective infrastructure-based competition through leveraging existing assets. The present opportunity to shape the future market structure through...

19th November 2014

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Authored by Gary McLaren

I am surprised by how often I am told that broadband should be just treated like our other utilities such as electricity, gas, water and (of course) sewers.  Marc Andressen, founder of Netscape, explained this better than anyone else back in February 2014. As this twitter post so graphically describes, the extreme growth in applications and uses of broadband make it most unlike other utilities....

11th November 2014

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Authored by Gary McLaren

At TelSoc's AGM I presented on the need for Australia to increase its relative ranking on the international broadband league tables. We are well behind our peers in the OECD. This is not good enough if we want to be global players in the "Digital Networked" economy. In my view we can only improve our ranking if we have an industry structure that drives fibre deeper and closer to the end user....

29th October 2014

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Authored by Mike Quigley

It is an honour to receive the Charles Todd award this evening, which I would like to do on behalf of all of the people of NBN Co, who have put so much of themselves into building the foundations of the NBN over the last few years.   I would also like to recognise the efforts of Peter Harris and his team, in what was DBCDE (Department of Broadband Communications and Digital Economy) before it was...

2nd December 2013

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Authored by Peter Gerrand

Go to the following link:  Peter Gerrand: The Coalition?s NBN policy is a triumph of short-termism over long-term vision

10th April 2013

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Authored by Mike Quigley

It is an honour to be here today giving this Charles Todd Memorial Oration in the company of many of Australia?s telecommunications leaders. When, many months ago, I accepted the invitation to speak here today little did I know that it would be just a few days before a Federal election, the outcome of which will have a profound impact on our industry. But here I am, the CEO of the company...

18th August 2010

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