Remember when the NBN was going to deliver great internet speeds to 93% of the population? We thanks to the coalition’s decision to go with a mix of technologies, predominantly Fibre-to-the-node, we’re now in 2020 and the quality of internet services is dramatically different based on your postcode. If the original...
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    The NBN dream of delivering faster speed and better prices is finally being realised. This morning iiNet have announced their retail NBN plans. Earlier this year Internode took a lot of heat for their NBN offerings being too expensive ($189.95 for 100/40, 1TB plan). Internode pointed to NBN interconnect...
  • First NBN Wireless locations announced by NBNCo

    93% of us will receive superfast fibre connections, sadly that means 7% will miss out. 4% of the remaining 7 will be serviced by fixed wireless and the other 3 by satellite. Speeds, latency and load degradation will all be worse on both of these wireless technologies, but with...
  • NBNCo: “We were not hacked, compromised or affected.”

    Well well well, it seems our good old traditional media are running a story with some pretty badly reported facts. With visuals of police forces raiding a house with guns blazing its all very dramatic. If you take two big headline topics NBN and Hacking, and combine them in...
  • Finally a geek gets the NBN, turns out its awesome

    While that National Broadband Network has begun its rollout in small pockets of Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, it has now reached South Australia and we finally get a detailed write-up from a user. This week Internode switched on their first customer in Willunga, 1 hour south of...
  • Telstra (and Optus) deal done, NBN continues march to your place

    Image credit: rpongsaj Today was a very important day for the NBN Co and the National Broadband Network. This morning Senator Stephen Conroy along with Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced an 11 Billion dollar deal with Telstra had been reached. The details of the agreement are extensive, but the...
  • This is why we need a FTTH NBN [Video]

    There has been a lot of debate around why we need a FTTH NBN in Australia. While some of us visionaries are able to imagine a future that requires insane bandwidth, others can not. Those people should be directed to the video below. Released by NBN Co, it demonstrates...
  • NBN Contracts go to Ericsson and Silcar

    NBNCo made a couple of important announcements this afternoon. The first was a $1.1 Billion contract that will last 10 years to build and operate a 4G wireless network that will service the 7% of Australians that miss out on the fibre. The build should be completed by 2015,...
  • NBN reaches mainland, Armidale leaves us in the (digital) dust

    Image credit: Manchester-Monkey New South Wales regional town Armidale will be the first mainland location to go live with NBN services. Until now Tasmania has been the only NBN connected state. Prime Minister Julia Gillard will flick the switch at an Armidale school later today. Delimiter reports that a...
  • NBN: A Guide For Consumers

    The ACCAN – Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has recently published a new consumers guide about the National Broadband Network. There may be a lot of people in Australia who are completely confused about the NBN and why, and why not the Government should be building it. The ACCAN...
  • NBN Business Plan details revealed

    Despite the official release of the Governments 400 page business plan for the NBN being schedule for release at 1pm, details are already emerging. Uniform wholesale access price for 12Mbps (1Mbps upload) of $24 per month Government equity requirement will be $27.5 billion Annual revenue forecast at $5.8 billion...
  • NBN rollout modified: Country 1, City 0

    Now the election has finally been decided, Labor can now proceed with their fibre-to-the-home national broadband rollout. NBN Co, the company in charge of the NBN rollout, has to modify their rollout plans due to Labor’s negotiations with the country-based independents. The modified rollout plans will focus on connecting...
  • What would you use 1Gbps NBN for ?

    There’s no doubting it’s election time with the ALP and the Coalition battling it out for votes. I’m happy the last couple of days has focused on a critical issue for Australia’s future – internet infrastructure or the NBN. This is the single biggest election issue that affects me...
  • Melbourne gets NBN HQ, 4 stories, 425 staff

    Just announced by Steve Conroy and Victorian Premiere Jon Brumby, the NBN Co head quarters will be located at 1110 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne. This is a big win for Victoria as strong competition was presented by Sydney and other areas of Australia to host the HQ. The facility which...
  • Telstra may get $11 BILLION DOLLARS if the planets align

       Yesterday marked a significant development in Australia’s National Broadband Network. NBN Co, the company formed and charged with the responsibility of building the government’s $43 billion fibre broadband network announced they have reached an agreement with Telstra to use their equipment in the NBN build. This avoids expensive...

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