This year, something pretty dramatic has changed with the NBN. Australians are switching to faster higher speed tiers, largely helped by free or discounted offerings by Retail Service Providers (RSP). New data released today reveals 70% of new orders are now based on wholesale speeds tiers of 50 Mbps (download) or...
  • NT students first to access nbn Sky Muster satellite service multicast technology

    Time for a good news story about the NBN. Rural students in the Northern Territory are the first to access nbn Sky Muster satellite service multicast technology. For students trying to learn, access to the internet is essential to their education and ultimately will be a key determinant in...
  • NBN Co fixing CVC by forcing RSPs to buy bandwidth with every new user

    NBN Co have announced dramatic changes to the way the NBN is charged at the wholesale level. These changes are a firm smack down for the RSPs that have oversold their networks which unsurprisingly has created end-user dramas across the country. These new changes will see, for the first time,...
  • nbn pause HFC rollout to improve experience, claims it won’t hurt end date

    This morning nbn revealed it is halting the rollout of the HFC portion of the NBN rollout. While the project has many issues, it seems HFC connectivity is their biggest right now and they need to take stock of what’s causing the issues and resolve before simply powering ahead...
  • Watch the Four Corners special on the NBN

    If you missed the ABC’s Four Corners special last night, its now available on ABC iView to watch on demand. After watching the 42 minute program, I’m not sure we learnt much. Perhaps the most useful information was at the end where NBN CEO Bill Morrow says, As a...
  • NBN passes 3 million activation milestone

    Australia’s National Broadband is powering along and has now surpassed another milestone of 3 million premises, 3,024,650 to be exact, are now activated. The data comes from the latest update to the Weekly Progress Report and shows 6,507,756 premesis that are ready for service. That number of activations represents 46% uptake...
  • Got that NBN ready? Games are 100GB now.

    Australia’s part-way through rolling out their National Broadband Network and some struggled to articulate why we need high-speed broadband, particularly FTTP and spending billions of dollars of tax payer’s money. Last night I downloaded Forza Motorsport 7. That game is massive, on the PC and eventually on the Xbox...
  • nbn announce NBN business plans with ‘capped’ wholesale pricing

    Most of the conversation we have about the NBN in Australia relates to the consumer market. From the start of the project it was always clear some of the biggest benefit would be to business, but until now that hasn’t really been a focus of the project. Today that...
  • The NBN just made A$1 Billion dollars in revenue

    Whatever you think about Australia’s NBN project, it is bringing in some serious dollars. In the 2017 Financial Year update, nbn have announced that they’ve achieved an important milestone of A$1 Billion in revenue, a figure that by 2020, they believe will reach A$5 billion. The project costs are...
  • Despite NBN, Australia ranks 53rd on Speedtest’s global index

    Speedtest.net is the website and mobile app millions of people use to test their internet speeds. With so much data from across the globe, Speedtest are well positioned to create a comparison between countries to understand who’s winning and who’s loosing. Speedtest are now releasing a Global Index of...
  • Vodafone offering free mobile data while your NBN gets connected

    The NBN project has recently been taking plenty of heat from unhappy customers frustrated with connection issue finger-pointing between nbn and RSPs. Today Vodafone Australia is making a substantial effort to mitigate those connection issues for new NBN customers by offering complimentary internet access via the company’s mobile network...

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