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  • iiNet’s Simon Hackett amongst new NBN Co board members

    The NBN Co board is set to expand with iiNet director Simon Hackett, Utility Services Group (USG) CEO Patrick Flannigan, and NetComm Wireless chairman Justin Milne appointed as non-executive directors by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

  • Internode MD Simon Hackett now also CTO

    Adelaide-based internet service provider, Internode, may have made four technical roles including that of CIO and network engineer redundant on 2 September, but managing director, Simon Hackett, has added on the role of chief technical officer (CTO).

  • NBN Co offers rebate for CVC pricing

    NBN Co has moved to accelerate the uptake of the National Broadband Network (NBN) by offering a rebate on the wholesale charge on its Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC).

  • Internode rebuffs Conroy on POI concerns

    Internode has firmly rebuffed claims made by Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, that the ISP’s concerns around the National Broadband Network (NBN)’s proposed Points of Interconnect (POI) should have been voiced earlier.

  • Cost of NBN to small ISPs "insane": Internode's Hackett

    Internode boss Simon Hackett has delivered a heavy critique of the costing model proposed for the National Broadband Network (NBN), stating that small ISPs will be all but wiped out under the current NBN arrangements.

  • In brief: Internode’s Hackett denies internal battles

    Internode managing director, Simon Hackett, has rejected suggestions that there are running internal battles occuring at the Adelaide-based ISP, reassuring customers he remains “highly, highly involved” at the company.

  • Careers Q&A: Internode's Simon Hackett

    From owning one of Australia's only all-electric Tesla Roadster sports cars to inventing an internet-controlled toaster in the 1990s, Internode's managing director, Simon Hackett, isn't an ordinary pluck from the IT crowd. Instead, the ISP's founder has managed to get through life having only had one job interview, and has witnessed the internet landscape in Australia go from birth to maturity over the past 25 years. Hackett talked to <i>Computerworld Australia</i> about the magic of the Apple II, working in the university internet sector and why his success story is unlikely to be repeated anytime soon.

  • Telstra negotiates on wholesale broadband pricing

    The wholesale arm of Australia's biggest telco Telstra has declined to engage in what it described as a "public battle" with its customer Internode, in the midst of delicate negotiations that are slated to affect Internode's ADSL broadband pricing around the nation.