Draft grant opportunity guidelines for Australia's Regional Connectivity Program are up for discussion in the project's final public consultation.
Total connections over the nbn grew by 400,000 during the December quarter to 6.6m, and operators are also purchasing more bandwidth per user.
The decision to dump 21st-century fibre and cobble the nbn together using old copper wires and pay TV cables has left too many people humming a sad tune.
Average broadband speeds over the nbn improved slightly during November, according to speed tests conducted for the Measuring Broadband Australia report.
NBN Co has announced a new engagement model for the corporate sector, agreeing to calls from the telecom industry to stop contracting with enterprises directly.
The network provider has issued a consultation paper canvassing the use of other providers' dark fibres for enterprise Ethernet connections.
If we don't start fixing the nbn now, it may never become financially viable and the taxpayer will end up footing a very big bill, says Laurie Patton.
Telstra has admitted to failing to meet its obligations to check the nbn speeds of 180,000 customers to ensure they are receiving the speeds they are paying for.
New Zealand's Commerce Commission has released its draft decisions on the planned new fibre regulatory regime which will take effect from 2022.
Smaller providers are slowly taking market share away from incumbent nbn retail service providers Telstra and TPG, according to the ACCC.