Internet

  • 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 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...
  • 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...