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 One X,...
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    If you look at the nbn website, you’ll see just 3 speed tiers, but at least 1 Australian ISP are offering new, faster plans. Those plans are a mega 200Mbps down.. but better than that, they’re symmetrical, so 200Mbps up as well. The new plans are, well, still new...
  • MyRepublic calls bullshit on NBN claims nobody wants 1Gbps

    Singapore-based ISP MyRepublic is calling bullshit on NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow’s claims that Australians don’t want super-fast broadband “even if we offered it for free. Here’s the thing, I completely agree. No ISP is capturing user intent on their plan selection pages, so users are stuck selecting up...
  • NBN revenue and activations doubled in the last 12 months

    The nbn have released financial results for the past year and the story is a good one. In the last 12 months ending 30th June 2016, revenue more than doubled from $164 million to $421 million (the corporate plan target was $300 million). The number of homes and businesses connected...
  • Sky Muster II NBN satellite launching October 5th

    The NBN project is powering on and on October 5th, the nbn will launch their second satellite, Sky Muster II. Once switched on for service, Sky Muster II will add support for around 400,000 homes and business in regional and remote Australia. The rocket launch to deliver Sky Muster II will take off...
  • The NBN is rolling out in Wodonga

    The NBN is being rolled out in the major regional city of Wodonga. Personally relevant as Wodonga is the HQ of techAU, but also significant to show the current status of the overall NBN project. Residents will see NBN contractors rolling kilometers of the large green cable off the trucks, that...
  • NBN leaks lead to Federal Police raids of Labor offices

    According to the ABC, the Australian Federal Police currently raiding the Melbourne offices of the Labor party. The Shadow Minister for Finance, Manager of Opposition Business, Tony Burke has confirmed on ABC’s 7.30 tonight, that the raids are taking place. These raids relate to a spate of NBN leaks over the recent weeks and...
  • Telstra signs $1.6 Billion contract with NBN for HFC

    Telstra has just signed a $1.6 Billion contract with NBN to Plan, Design, Construction and Construction Management services in capital cities. This is part of the NBN’s Multi Technology Mix and will allow NBN to access Telstra’s existing infrastructure in those areas. Last year the two parties signed a Memorandum...
  • Pointing fingers is easy, solving the NBN mess is not, finally we’re talking about it

    The 2013 election should have been fought on the back of the significantly different approaches to building the NBN. Almost no other election issue will effect the entire Australian population at some point in their life and as Australia’s largest infrastructure project with significant taxpayer costs, everyone should have been...
  • NBN Sky Muster satellite upgraded, up to 150GB plans

    NBN have announced improvements to the satellite service that will power the broadband connections to remote Australians. Launching the Sky Muster service in the second quarter of next year, users will get ‘up to 25Mbps down and 5Mbps up. The improvement has been to bandwidth, now allowing up to 150GB plans to...
  • Watch the Sky Muster NBN Satellite launch, a $1.2 Billion project

    Overnight the NBN had a successfully launch one their Sky Muster Satellite to bring improve the internet speeds of hundreds of thousands of remote Australians. This rocket launched one of the world’s most advanced communication satellites from Guiana Space Centre in South America. The inclusion of the Satellite coverage...

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