Tag Archives: NBN

NBN: Higher cost for less speed in Lingiari




Lingiari customers could pay 44% more than someone in the city for the same 50 Mbps speed under the new NBN plan, writes Warren Snowdon (pictured), MHR for Lingiari. FULL STORY »

Farm area needs better broadband: Paech

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NBN could fix it with a fixed wireless connection on top of the MacDonnell range. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Qantas to trial satellite WiFi serving the outback

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Satellite WiFi is still a rocky road but NBN is getting there for people in the outback, writes John SimonChief Customer Officer.


Outback lobbies concerned over telephone services

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Transferring telephone voice services in the bush from copper wire to satellite may not be a good idea, writes Teresa Corbin, CEO of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.


NBN for bush blasts off




At long last, top-grade broadband for cattle stations, communities, writes NBN Corporate Affairs Manager, SA & NT, former Alice Springs journalist, JILL BOTTRALL.


IT and ancient lore, how will they get on?




Traditions from long ago and cutting-edge IT are finding a way of living harmoniously in Alice Springs – or not. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: NBN roll-out starts.


LETTER: Too much or not enough debt?

Are conservative politicians right when they blame economic woes on too much debt, asks Richard Bentley of Alice Springs. FULL STORY »

LETTER: The unfinished business of the NBN




The Broadband for the Bush Alliance is calling for a greater focus on remote Australians – the very people who could benefit the most from digital communications and the NBN, overcoming distance and isolation, writes John Huigen (pictured), Chair of the alliance, and CEO of Desert Knowledge Australia, who facilitate the Alliance. FULL STORY »

LETTER: Coalition NBN sooner, cheaper

The Coalition will deliver NBN to the regions cheaper and residents and businesses in the Territory will be better off under the Coalition’s NBN policy.

Our plan will see real improvements in the broadband speeds of regional areas which have suffered under Labor’s neglect and we’ll do it in a way that’s more affordable for local families and businesses, writes Tina MacFarlane, Candidate for Lingiari. FULL STORY »

Conroy’s NBN rollout timetable is a guessing game

Who likes a good old puzzle? Try this one for size.
“The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today announced 65,200 Northern Territory homes and businesses will have access to National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre services under NBN Co’s first three year fibre rollout plan.”
Yes, but three years from when?
“The indicative three year rollout plan lists the Northern Territory locations where construction of the national fibre network will begin between 1 April 2012 and 30 June 2015.”
That’s a margin between next week and three years plus three months from now.

So it’s just an “indicative” plan, yes?
“Locations where work will begin before 30 June 2015.”
That’s three years and three months from now.

[See FULL STORY for locations.]
“Summary of three year indicative rollout plan.”
Here’s that word “indicative” again.
“This [meaning the dark green blotches on the map pictured] is the NBN rollout activity in your area.”
Note: It seems the farm areas will miss out. Will they?
“Fibre | Work to commence within three years – we will commence work in your area from Jun 2013.”
That’s actually one year and three months from now.
On ya, Steve. Keep ’em guessing. FULL STORY »