Internet

  • 30% of AT&T’s FTTP customers are purchasing 1Gbps speeds

    The NBN discussions over the last couple of weeks got heated when the CEO of nbn, Bill Morrow suggested RSPs aren’t offering gigabit plans to customers because there’s no customer demand for it. Morrow went on to site international examples, however one of the largest ISPs in America, AT&T...
  • First SkyMesh 200/200Mbps NBN speedtests are in [Updated]

    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...
  • NBN update: 4 Million can, but only 1.7 Million have connected

    The latest weekly report from the nbn tells us the project has passed a major milestone. There are now more than 4 million premises that are able to be connected to the NBN, more precisely the number is 4,046,135. The next column over though shows something a little concerning, that...
  • Skymuster 2 is done and on its way to power the NBN

    The NBN’s second sattellite, affectionately known as SkyMuster2 is complete. The satellite is designed to deliver NBN internet services to hundreds of thousands of Australians living in remote areas of our massive country. It will also help share the load of existing satellite users currently connected to the Skymuster, which launched...
  • Telstra launching Gateway Max 2 next month, stronger, faster WiFi (updated)

    Telstra has announced the release of their latest router, the Telstra Gateway Max 2. This upgraded model provides faster streaming speeds and stronger Wi-Fi signals so you can stream move video to more places in your home. We reached out to Telstra because we know you guys love the...
  • Review: Netgear Nighthawk X8 router perfect for NBN

    The latest router from Netgear is another in a growing list of NBN-focused routers. This means they’ve ditched the modem and are all about turning higher-speed connections into super-fast WiFi to power the growing list of devices around your home. Netgear are pitching this router to those who want the...
  • 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...
  • Zuck details the tech behind Aquila

    After two years of development, on June 28th Facebook completed the first successful flight of Aquila. If you’re not familiar with the project, Aqila is Zuckerberg’s massive solar-powered plane that will deliver internet to remote parts of the world. Yuma, Arizona played host to the historic occasion, and while the original flight plan...
  • 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...