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 recovering engineer,...
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    NBN HFC Melbourne test delivers close to 1Gbps of DOCSIS 3.1 (in the lab)

    nbn have been running a test in Melbourne using the DOCSIS 3.1 networking standard and have achieved download speeds of 984Mbps and around 100Mbps up. This speed was done using a Hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) setup in the lab and may get you excited about future speeds achievable at your...
  • MyRepublic Australia offering Wollongong 1Gbps for $129.99pm

    Congratulations Wollongong, you’re set to become the first place to get a 1Gbps service on the NBN thanks to MyRepublicAU. The NSW coastal city is about to make history. Wollongong has been named Australia’s first Gigatown by MyRepublic as part of a campaign to highlight the nation’s need for faster Internet access...
  • NBN passes 5 Million ready for service, less than half have connected

    Australia’s National Broadband Network now has 5,035,072 premises that are ready for service (RFS). The pace of deployment was always planned to ramp up in the later stages of the project, but nbn are now adding 250,000 new potential connections every month. These numbers are impressive and that’s largely thanks to...
  • NBN FTTP customers could get 10Gbps symmetrical speeds with NG-PON2

    Despite conjecture about the demand for super fast internet speeds, engineers inside nbn are powering forward on what’s technically possible on fibre. In partnership with Nokia, nbn have tested Next Generation Passive Optical Networking (also known as NG-PON2) and achieved a pretty staggering result. The NG-PON2 tests conducted in Melbourne achieved...
  • Being on FTTP NBN is awesome, but not in the way you think

    FTTP NBN is the holy grail right, the top tier of connectivity that delivers the best speeds available on the network over fibre optic cable right to your house. So what’s it like to live with ? After being connected for a couple of weeks, I’ve had some time to use...
  • NBN capable of 10Gbps speeds, gap between fibre haves and have nots, set to widen

    When the original NBN plan for Australia, it was designed with the infrastructure as fibre, leaving the theoretical limit being the speed of light. In reality, current networking equipment at both ends limits the connection to around 1Gbps. With the right infrastructure in place, it paved the way for both your...
  • Qantas flicks the switch on world-leading in-flight WiFi

    When you take your next Qantas flight, there’s a chance you could strike gold and be connected to the internet thanks to the NBN’s Sky Muster satellite service. Today marks the day when the first Australian flight to the service. Starting with the first aircraft today, the rollout strategy is...
  • NBN hitting its strides, passes 2 million paying customers, available at 4.5m premises

    The National Broadband Network is now available to more than 4.5 million premises and has just passed a major milestone of 2 million active customers. As of the week ending 30 March 2017, the NBN had 2,004,044 active customers across their range of connection types. With the two millionth premises activated,...
  • Telstra making it seriously easy for VIPs to upgrade to the NBN

    Around 2 weeks ago, I received an email from Telstra regarding the NBN being available at my current rental address in Wodonga. The multi-billion dollar project was now at my doorstep. This was my chance to move from the aging ADSL2+ connection to FTTN. To give you some background, I’ve...
  • Who’s to blame for your slow NBN ?

    There are now 1.876,566 paying customers on Australia’s National Broadband Network. You don’t have to search far to find horror stories of people getting below expected or frankly acceptable speeds. Some users have even reported slower speeds after transitioning from ADSL2 to NBN. Take some time to look at...

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