As part of its "multi-technology" rollout, NBN Co has confirmed only those areas in "advanced stages" of FTTP build will get the technology, with all other premises getting FTTN. But paying to upgrade is now officially on the table.
With a "multi-technology approach" now the official delivery method for the country's broadband network, NBN Co has announced the first regions to get FTTN.
Fibre to the Node technology for the NBN is one step closer as NBN Co and Telstra partner to launch 1,000 new node sites in QLD and NSW.
The Mark One 3D carbon-fibre printer has been announced at the SolidWorks World conference in San Diego.
The two companies' trial hit speeds of 1.4 million megabits on existing cables -- 10,000 times faster than the best broadband you can buy.
A whole heap of green fibre broadband boxes have gone live around the country, connecting up previously tardy streets in rural towns and villages.
NBN Co's confidential advice to the incoming government was that fibre to the node would restrict users to only one ISP, where fibre to the premises was more versatile.
The new Sky Hub lets you switch to Sky Fibre Broadband yourself without requiring an engineer to pay you a visit.
Microsoft's managing director wants the NBN to be as fast as possible and much prefers the previous Labor government's fibre-to-the-premises plan over the Liberal Party's cut-down fibre to the node.
A new deal will see NBN Co take over ownership of Telstra and Optus' legacy copper and HFC networks, saying it will help connect customers to a "multi-technology" NBN more quickly.