After suggesting earlier this month that the NBN Co would make available the speeds possible on a customer's connection, the company's chief executive Bill Morrow has again turned coy, telling a government committee that it was not the task of his company to act as the police.
NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has pulled in $405 million revenue during the first quarter of fiscal 2018, an increase of 124% over the $181 million generated in the corresponding quarter a year ago.
NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow presented the opening keynote presentation at the Global Broadband Futures conference in Sydney at the Kirribilli Club this morning.
This week, Bill Morrow, the chief executive of NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, did something he's never done before: he made a statement that ruffled the feathers of his masters in Canberra.
Two members of the Labor Party's shadow cabinet have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to provide details about how the anticipated lack of income from the national broadband network will affect the federal budget.
What's wrong with Australia's national broadband network? That's a hoary old chestnut which has been asked and answered many times over the last five years or more, so when the ABC ran a programme asking the same question, it could only come up with the same answers as before. But in much less detail.
In damage control mode again, this time ahead of an ABC programme apparently detailing more of the same issues with the NBN that have been widely publicised, NBN Co chief Bill Morrow has said that the network will never make a profit unless it is protected from competition.
The national broadband network rollout, continually mired in political and public controversy over its multi-technology mix and speed variations and endless consumer complaints, now has its first activation of premises with Fibre-to-the-Curb (FttC) technology, heralded by NBN Co as a much cheaper technology delivering substantial cost savings.
Bill Morrow is awfully good at finding excuses to paper over the failings of the corporation he heads – the NBN Co. The list of differences he has drawn up between the broadband rollout in Australia and New Zealand, to argue that comparing the two rollouts is unfair, is not all hot air, but there are holes here and there.
Under pressure with each passing day as the number of complaints about the NBN mount, the head of NBN Co, Bill Morrow has attempted to deflect some of the criticism levelled at the rollout by those who compare it to the New Zealand network which is progressing without any major hitch.
Why has the Australian Government set up, at great expense to the taxpayer, a standing committee on the national broadband network? Simple. It is a way of convincing people that the government is seized of the importance of the NBN and at the same time defending the cock-eyed policy it has on the rollout.
The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has made a loss of $4.24 billion for the 2017 year, according to the accounts which were released on Friday.
Ways of improving broadband access in rural, regional and remote Australia were under the spotlight at a meeting on Tuesday between the regional telecommunications lobby group the Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC) and the executive team from NBN Co.
Fibre Connection, United Kerbs to one million Australians lucky enough to avoid FttN or Fibre to the Node, in the latest adjustment to the Multi-Turnbull Mix.
Labor's shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland has slammed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over what she says is a 3½-year delay in completing the rollout of the national broadband network at a cost claimed to be $20 billion over budget.
The NBN Co makes nice PowerPoint slides whenever it creates the corporate plans that it intends to use as a means of telling the world that all is well at headquarters.
NBN Co has no plans to increase the number of premises that receive fibre-to-the kerb (or curb as the company calls it) and these will not increase beyond a million as it has already specified.
The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, says it has hit another milestone with six million homes and businesses now able to connect to the network.
COMMENT Former prime minister Kevin Rudd first spoke of a 12Mbps NBN back in 2007, which even then wasn’t that fast, so to still have 29% of Australians stuck on 12Mbps in 2017 is shameful.
NBN customers who are on fibre-to-the-node connections are unable to lodge a fault with the company in charge of the broadband rollout about slow speeds unless the download speed falls below 12Mbps.
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