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NBN CEO Bill Morrow will resign at the end of 2018

NBN CEO Bill Morrow is resigning after five years in the top job. He will officially step down at the end of the year. The NBN is planning a global talent search for Morrow’s successor. National Broadband Network (NBN) CEO Bill Morrow has announced he will leave the government-owned organisation […]
NBN CEO Bill Morrow will resign at the end of 2018
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The NBN has to pay Telstra $15 each month for every customer

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said this week that the NBN was “a mistake” in the way it was setup as a brand new company. Both he and the ABC TV’s Four Corners programme cited the New Zealand fibre broadband experience as a better model – take the existing dominant telco, […]
The NBN has to pay Telstra $15 each month for every customer
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This is why the NBN can’t provide one simple ‘all-you-can-eat’ plan

National Broadband Network chief executive Bill Morrow said his organisation’s monetary and service obligations were stopping it from providing one simple wholesale product like in other countries. The NBN currently charges retailers an access fee and an extra optional amount for network capacity (called CVC), which customers need to avoid […]
This is why the NBN can’t provide one simple ‘all-you-can-eat’ plan
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Malcolm Turnbull says the NBN was ‘a mistake’

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has conceded the National Broadband Network will never generate returns high enough to be commercially viable, and blamed Labor for the “mistake” of setting up a new organisation to build the network. In response to NBN chief Bill Morrow’s comment that something needed to be done […]
Malcolm Turnbull says the NBN was ‘a mistake’
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NBN boss Bill Morrow says business needs a bailout or protection to survive

NBN chief executive Bill Morrow has admitted the government needs to do something to protect the organisation from the threat of new competing mobile technologies or face never making a profit for taxpayers. In an interview with Fairfax Media preempting Monday night’s Four Corners report “What’s wrong with the NBN?”, […]
NBN boss Bill Morrow says business needs a bailout or protection to survive
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This is how much the NBN spends to hook up your house

During its entire 8-year existence, the cost of pushing fibre all the way to the home has proved a political headache for the NBN. The former Labor government planned for almost universal fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) but the Coalition, citing excessive costs, sacrificed performance and scaled the rollout back to fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) […]
This is how much the NBN spends to hook up your house
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NBN’S BILL MORROW: No retailers want to sell superfast broadband

Last week, the NBN expressed its angst at Telstra’s world-first launch of a 4G LTE mobile network that could deliver data 10 times faster than the NBN — at 1Gbps — in test conditions. An NBN spokesperson told Business Insider at the time that 1.5 million Australian premises were already […]
NBN’S BILL MORROW: No retailers want to sell superfast broadband
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Waleed Aly’s takedown of the NBN missed these critical points

The Project’s Waleed Aly joined the NBN debate last night during his ‘Something we should talk about’ segment. Aly took aim at Malcolm “the man who virtually invented the internet in this country” Turnbull, labelling the Coalition NBN rollout as a “mongrel network”. He highlighted that Turnbull, the then communications […]
Waleed Aly’s takedown of the NBN missed these critical points