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 #NBN your...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  • Verizon makes the perfect FTTP videos

    One of the largest telcos in the US, Verizon have a great video that has big local impacts in our NBN debate. The Bandwidth Effect, Episode 1: “The Last Mile” explains what’s wrong with the existing copper network and how running fibre optic cable to you home is critical...
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    On Monday Shadow Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull was on a Google Hangout talking the NBN (as well as some off-portfolio rubbish). During the Sydney Morning Herald Hangout Turnbull faced the great question of upload speeds. He’s been quick to repeat the ‘minimum 25Mbps’ download speed, but has never confirmed...
  • Poll: Which NBN Policy do you prefer?

    As we enter a new week it’s time for another Poll. This week we’re asking the readers of techAU which NBN policy you prefer. As we enter the third week of the election campaign, the NBN has had a fairly slim run in the media, probably much less than...
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    This Monday on ABC’s Lateline program Deputy PM and Min for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Anthony Albanese debated Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband, Malcolm Turnbull. The NBN Debate was a good one with ALP and LNP representatives seated to each other and for once, were kept...

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