Here comes Abbott’s #NBN, by @SteveJ_CBR and @sortius

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Margo: Steve Jenkin and Kieran Cummings are regular contributors to No Fibs on the NBN. Here are their takes on its future under an Abbott Government. * *

Most candidates in NBN-connected Wills reckon Labor got it right: @takvera interviews

I want my NBN

By John Englart 27 August 2013 The Wills suburb of Brunswick was the first metropolitan pilot site for Labor’s NBN in 2011. The world is changing rapidly with large movements of digital information, requiring faster internet speeds to deliver content to meet our needs (see Steve Jenkins and Lachlan Hinds article on Why is fast, […]

MIA Labor candidate Luke Willis finally speaks up, but no funds and no chance in Tangney

Luke Willis

By Guinevere Hall August 18, 2013 I was ready to write my missing-in-action piece when the elusive Labor candidate for Tangney in Western Australia Luke Willis finally made contact. There had been numerous emails and weeks of silence but then he agreed to meet for an interview. We met at a local café in Riverton […]

Why is fast, reliable Internet so appealing?

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Fibre-optic maker Corning is a supplier to NBNco. by Steve Jenkin and Lachlan Hinds 21 June 2013 Time has never been more valuable. Our recreation time is becoming less and less – at a rate that is concerning mental health researchers. One of the ways of creating more personal time is to have efficient, reliable and […]

Q&A on topsy turvy NBN debate

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By Steve Jenkin May 21,  2013 The Great NBN Debate is notorious for the high degree of emotion, insult, abuse and attack by many highly vocal proponents for the two political proposals. The response seems disproportionate; something strange is going on… This piece frames simple, fundamental questions and seeks to answer them. There is a simple truth, brilliantly […]

Beware Turnbull’s Triple NBN Tax – your hidden out-of-pocket expenses

By Steve Jenkin May 16,  2013 Source: http://stevej-on-it.blogspot.com.au/ The Coalition has been very silent on one of its biggest and most invasive change to the NBN: Every DSL-NBN subscriber is going to be saddled with three unavoidable out-of-pocket expenses. All in-house cabling changes have to be done by a registered cabler, it’s NOT DIY. You may go on e-Bay and buy […]

Time to get NBN active, GenY

Fraudband vs NBN: Live Streaming over copper.

By Steve Jenkin Source: http://stevej-on-it.blogspot.com.au/ May 6,  2013 Josh Taylor of ZDnet conducted a 45-minute “Communications Debate” between Conroy and Turnbull today. He did a splendid job with a couple of unruly protagonists not out of place in a kindergarden. My praise and plaudits to Josh: well done, for conceiving and carrying out this head-to-head. The most reported part […]

Coalition’s 10% NBN cost save locks us out of massive upside

Taken at the Coalition Bikeshed

Editor’s note: Steve Jenkin is a geek who wants to make the NBN tech stuff accessible to all. He has agreed to be a @NoFibs contributor. so feel free to ask your NBN questions as a comment. By Steve Jenkin Source: http://stevej-on-it.blogspot.com.au/ April 29, 2013 The volume of words written and spoken about the NBN must startle […]

@sortius on how and why the Coalition’s NBN policy is designed to fail

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By Kieran Cummings (@sortius) April 12, 2013 Since the release of the Coalition’s broadband policy on Tuesday it has become clear that the policy is designed to fail. Even if taken at face value it is clear that the plan will not be able to meet its targets. So why devise a policy destined to fail? One simple […]