Australian internet just got competitive, increased caps on the way!

If you care at all about the amount of speed and/or price that your paying for internet in Australia, or frustrated by the download caps we’re forced to endure,...

If you care at all about the amount of speed and/or price that your paying for internet in Australia, or frustrated by the download caps we’re forced to endure, then you definitely want to check out the video above.

It’s a really well produced video, engaging, informative and Seamus Byrne really deserves some credit for putting this one together. [insert pats on back here].

The skinny:

  • Australia gets new undersea, international connection.
  • Cable should be active in September.
  • Project cost around $200 million.
  • Will increase Australia’s broadband capacity by around 50%.
  • Independently owned, rather than current connections owned by Tier 1 ISPs.
  • iiNet and Internode already have commitments to make use of the new connection.
  • With increased competition, data caps should increase 🙂

Overall, this sounds like great thing for Australian business (assuming ure not a greedy ISP) and consumers.

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Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis.
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