NBN Co CEO resigns

[kc_row use_container="yes" force="no" column_align="middle" video_mute="no" _id="712398"][kc_column width="12/12" video_mute="no" _id="12790"][kc_column_text _id="526229"]NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has announced that come the end of 2018, he will be stepping down in his role, 2 years before the project is currently due to be completed. This latest high profile resignation follows chief corporate affairs officer Karina Keisler’s announcement that she’ll be leaving in the summer. Despite high praise for Malcom Turnbull, who said Morrow ‘turned the project around’, whilst the PM used the opportunity to take a dig at his political rivals, Morris leaves in a period of continuous turmoil for the company. Many

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Telco forced to refund customers

Two of Australia's major telcos have refunded customers on the NBN "Boosted" Speed plans. Following a Watchdog investigation for false advertising on speeds capable on NBN Connections, the ACCC reported they are  providing more detailed guidance concerning  implementation principles for advertising the speeds of retail fixed-line broadband plans. After Investigations the ACCC has forced opts to refund customers on FTTN Connections after it was discovered almost 50%  of Optus FTTN consumers on a 100/40 Mbps plan could not receive promised speeds, and 21% of that would not even receive speeds HALF that which was promised. Telstra actually prompted the investagtion by coming clean that

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NBN to halt HFC Connections IMMEDIATELY

NBN is immediately putting on the brakes on the rollout of HFC installations due to mounting issues with service dropouts, which could see over 100 million dollars of Telstra's earnings delayed. “There are many things we cannot control with the customer experience, but that which we can, we want to do something about" said Mr. Morrow, NBN chief executive.Mr. Morrow said, “poor experience with the HFC rollout resulted from the lower frequency band NBN was using.” (WOW. What gave that away, maybe the 43000 complaints to the Telecommunications ombudsman.)For customers waiting to be connected to the NBN via HFC, they

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NBN fake stats and false speeds

As mentioned in a previous installment the nbn cost is a hot topic amongst many Australian communities for the time being. As the nbn fibre network is still being rolled out and estimated to be finished late 2018 early 2019. But a more heated topic in the news is the speeds. With the many types of connections can bring different speeds per connection, what the public already using the fibre network are most concerned about however is the difference in official reports speeds vs. the speed they are paying for and experiencing. Under the new NBN program is you want

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FTTP vs. FTTC vs. FTTN vs. FTTB vs. HFC – NBN WHAT THE HELL?!

Consumers are left absolutely confuddled after yet again another planned switch in NBN plan. Recently NBN.co CEO announce the switch to FTTC to lower costs as many consumers have been unhappy with speed vs costs produced under the new ISP plans.  With many consumers still confused on the FTTN to FTTP shift which was discussed back in June 2016 AFTER construction to the Fibre to the node network had started. The change to the policy was announced in June 2016 " The FTTN roll-out will be phased out as soon as current design and construction contracts are completed”. That’s right,

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The Increasing Cost of Australia’s NBN

It is a well-known fact that Australia has around the 6th most expensive I.S.P costs in the world and the land down under sits well under on the list of world internet speed. Currently sitting 51st  for internet speed we are the lowest first world score for that pre-mentioned eye watering high price tag. Now the cost of our internet is not on the government (directly) It’s on the I.S.P This is because of the few companies that have stakes in selling internet services. This is the part most people don’t understand; while Australia has over 150 + I.S.P. companies

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WHY THE NBN WAS DOOMED

For many Australians the promise of a faster and more reliable internet service, would be a dream, easing a lot of work and home life frustration, and that’s just what the Government did back in 2007. The government promised Australia access to a faster, and more reliable fibre connected internet to service the most populated areas of Australia. The NBN has been a key issue in the past two elections however what most consumers are not aware of is that the National Broadband Network (known as NBN for short) is being constructed and planned by a "new company" according the

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