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 home and...
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    Another gem out of today’s Senate Committee meeting is that 1 gigabit per second services have now been made available to Retail Service Providers. This means that providers like Telstra, Optus, iiNet and others can start offering consumer plans at 1Gbps down and 400Mbps up if they choose. Clearly...
  • NBN Chairman admits $41 Billion is no guarantee of 25Mbps

    During a Senate Committee meeting on NBN today, Senator Stephen Conroy grilled the new Chairman of NBNCo, Ziggy Switkowski on the revised NBN plan. In a stunning turn of events, Switkowski admitted the promised minimum 25Mbps is not actually guaranteed. While the promise came from Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Prime...
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    The NBN has turned into a complete farce. What was once the dream of an Australian-wide, high-speed network is now anything but. Today Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull discussed the strategic review into the NBN progress he commissioned after being elected in September. The result is a ugly, bloody mess....
  • Dodo launches unlimited NBN plans

    Dodo has launched its NBN plans today, including an unlimited data option either 24×7 or just off-peak for all other plans and line speeds. “Dodo has been a leading challenger in the market for over 11 years, offering Australian households high-value services at a cheap price, and our NBN...
  • Turnbull announces Ziggy as Chairman of NBNCo board

    This afternoon Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the new NBNCo board. These people are the new leaders in charge of rolling out the FTTN NBN across Australia. As we know Turnbull was very critical of the NBNCo accusing them of not having the adequate experience to run a...
  • Mississippi getting 1Gbps FTTH while we’re busy reviewing NBN

    While our new Australia is busy putting our NBN through multiple reviews, other parts of the world are rolling out fibre. In the US, Mississippi residents will be getting 1Gbps speeds on Fiber to the Home thanks to C Spire. As the case with the Google Fiber rollout, those...
  • NBNCo board resigns

    The NBNCo board have offered their resignations to the government this morning. This is a major development in the NBN story as we change from the FTTP model to the FTTN approach under the Coalition. The resignations have been offered at this point, but not accepted. To accept the...
  • No amount of signatures will change the NBN

    The Labor government lost the election last weekend and people need to deal with it. After the Coalition took power, gone was the Aussie dream of having a nationwide Fibre-to-the-premises NBN that reached 93% of the population. While everyone in the tech space that fully understands the difference between...
  • Turnbull is your new Communications and Broadband Minister

    After the Coalition win in yesterday’s federal election, Australians now have a new Minister for Communications and Broadband, Malcolm Turnbull (@turnbullmalcolm). Formally the new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott has to name his new cabinet and their portfolios, but Turnbull will get Comms & Broadband. Turnbull’s key policy for the...
  • Election day: Vote once, Vote Fibre #AusVotes

    While more than 3 million Australian’s have already voted early, today is election day and it’s time to cast your vote. There’s plenty of issues on the table this year, from boat people, to maternity leave, transport, cost of living and budget issues. But there’s a single issue that...

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