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A NBN Co worker arranges fibre-optic cables used in the National Broadband Network in west Sydney July 11, 2013. The future of an ambitious project to connect almost all Australia's far-flung inhabitants to high-speed internet, the largest infrastructure enterprise in the country's history, is hanging on the outcome of an upcoming federal election. The Labor government and conservative Liberal-led opposition have vastly differing plans for the A$37.4 billion ($34.2 billion) National Broadband Network (NBN), potentially hurting some business stakeholders and opening the door to others, including China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. Picture taken on July 11, 2013.

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The U.S. National Broadband Plan’s lasting contribution to global broadband development

March 17, 2015, Stuart N. Brotman

Five years ago today, the Federal Communications Commission released the first-ever U.S. National Broadband Plan. Today, a number of federal agencies, including the FCC, continue to support and implement the U.S. National Broadband Plan. The Plan continues to make a great contribution to a global conversation about broadband development.

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