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Australian Telstra Upgrades One-Fifth of Broadband Customers

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2010 - One-fifth of Telstra customers in a previous broadband desolate area have upgraded their home networks from copper broadband connections. Telstra had an area that included 1,500 households in its trial fiber-to-the-home project. Around 300 households signed up for fiber networks as a part of the two-month pilot program. Telstra provided the infrastructure for those 1,500 households to install a fiber connection in an area not used to having broadband. Simon Hackett managing director of Internode, a provider involved with the trial, said "We've certainly signed up enough customers to form a valid set of test cases.” Keep Reading

International

Australian Executive Slams High Cost Estimates for National Broadband Network

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2010 – In a statement released today, Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) Co-Chief Executive Mike Quigley called recent estimates of the network’s startup cost “nonsense.” While most mainstream estimates of the cost to build Australia’s new network range from $43 billion to $60 billion, Quigley insisted that the actual cost of the network would run closer to $30 billion. Keep Reading

International

Australian Government to Buy Telstra’s Fiber Network

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – Australia’s largest telecom firm Telstra has finally come to an agreement with the government regarding its fiber network. Telstra was the only ISP in the nation that didn't support the government’s broadband expansion plans. The firm has reached a deal with the government to decommission its copper network. Keep Reading

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