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This week the ACCC released its second report on real-world NBN speeds, and the results are good. Well, pretty good; and it's clear that some providers are doing a better job of maintaining average speeds than others.

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Following a solid round of criticism over the last 24 hours over comments at a parliamentary hearing in Sydney, NBN Co has issued a statement: NBN chief executive, Bill Morrow, didn't blame gamers for congestion on the fixed wireless network at all.

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The rollout of the NBN has been "interesting". While early adopters of the originally planned FttH service have been happy with fast speeds, others who have been on the receiving end of the multi-technology mix have been subject to poor speeds, loss of services and poor technical support.

This prompted the ACCC to take a more direct approach, launching a broadband speed testing program. The first results from that testing are in, suggesting the recent legal actions and public comments are making a difference to broadband performance.

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Question Time was a fun time for our country's democratically appointed leader yesterday, he got to talk about his favourite thing - the NBN! More specifically, the absolute clusterf*&# that is the NBN's HFC network.

So does the NBN plan to dump parts of the HFC network? Um, we still don't know. But we do know what HFC stands for, again, - thanks, Malcolm Turnbull?

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In 2009, then-Prime Minister and Labor Party leader Kevin Rudd launched the National Broadband Network -- building fibre infrastructure to 93 per cent of Australian homes, the largest public works project in Australian history. But in the last eight years the NBN has transformed drastically -- including a fundamental change in design after the 2013 election won by Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party. After a few years in the wilderness, Kevin Rudd is back in the spotlight, and he's throwing shade at the farce he thinks the NBN has become.

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The latest blog post from NBN outlines a number of reasons why comparing the broadband rollouts of Australia and New Zealand is like comparing apples and oranges. To make his point, NBN CEO Bill Morrow finds an orange.

Comparisons between Australia and New Zealand are natural -- both countries think they invented the pavlova and neither wants to claim ownership of Russell Crowe. In this morning's post, Morrow tries to explain why we didn't do things the way the Kiwis did.

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The Akamai State of the Internet Report recently revealed that Kenya is getting 12.2Mbps as an average fixed-broadband internet speed.

Australia, on the other hand, is getting 11.1Mbps. But NBN Chief Network Engineering Officer Peter Ryan reckons there is an explanation for all of this.

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Earlier this week we pointed out an nbn ad that was advertising speeds that, for anyone not on a satellite connection, were less than spectacular. And it's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the ad: the ad went up, NBN Co took it down, and then it was re-uploaded.

For the most part, the ad that was re-uploaded is identical to what went online earlier this week. Except for one thing.