NBN Co peak funding increases to $52.5 billion

NBN Co peak funding increases to $52.5 billion

A joint media release from NBN Co’s shareholder ministers (Paul Fletcher and Mathias Cormann) on May 12 announced that NBN Co had secured extra funding of $6.1 billion in loans from Australian and international banks. This is $4.1 billion more than the $2.0...
Turnbull’s memoir silent on monopoly’s future

Turnbull’s memoir silent on monopoly’s future

It was “Too early to tell” according to the misunderstood reply from Zhou Enlai (China’s Prime Minister from 1949 to 1976) to Henry Kissinger in the early 1970s on the question of what he thought about the French Revolution.  The same can be...
A comparison of NBN Corporate Plans

A comparison of NBN Corporate Plans

NBN Co released its latest Corporate Plan on 30 August 2019 with the headline that it is on track to finish the build of the network by June 2020. After a decade in the build phase NBN Co is highlighting how it now plans to move to an operational mode with a focus on...
Boris Johnson’s UK shows Australia the way for fibre broadband

Boris Johnson’s UK shows Australia the way for fibre broadband

The newly minted UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has doubled down on his campaign promise to ensure all UK households can get full fibre broadband connections by 2025. During his first round of Prime Minister Questions (PMQs), Mr Johnson committed to...

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