Podcasts are brilliant, they’re a free (usually) source of expert information you can listen to to entertain or inform yourself, while doing other more mundane tasks. The latest podcast is from NBNCo called ‘Get to know your NBN’ and is available now on SoundCloud. The idea of an NBN podcast is...
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    This morning nbn revealed it is halting the rollout of the HFC portion of the NBN rollout. While the project has many issues, it seems HFC connectivity is their biggest right now and they need to take stock of what’s causing the issues and resolve before simply powering ahead...
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    If you missed the ABC’s Four Corners special last night, its now available on ABC iView to watch on demand. After watching the 42 minute program, I’m not sure we learnt much. Perhaps the most useful information was at the end where NBN CEO Bill Morrow says, As a...
  • NBN passes 3 million activation milestone

    Australia’s National Broadband is powering along and has now surpassed another milestone of 3 million premises, 3,024,650 to be exact, are now activated. The data comes from the latest update to the Weekly Progress Report and shows 6,507,756 premesis that are ready for service. That number of activations represents 46% uptake...
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    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...
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    Most of the conversation we have about the NBN in Australia relates to the consumer market. From the start of the project it was always clear some of the biggest benefit would be to business, but until now that hasn’t really been a focus of the project. Today that...
  • The NBN just made A$1 Billion dollars in revenue

    Whatever you think about Australia’s NBN project, it is bringing in some serious dollars. In the 2017 Financial Year update, nbn have announced that they’ve achieved an important milestone of A$1 Billion in revenue, a figure that by 2020, they believe will reach A$5 billion. The project costs are...
  • Despite NBN, Australia ranks 53rd on Speedtest’s global index

    Speedtest.net is the website and mobile app millions of people use to test their internet speeds. With so much data from across the globe, Speedtest are well positioned to create a comparison between countries to understand who’s winning and who’s loosing. Speedtest are now releasing a Global Index of...
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    The NBN project has recently been taking plenty of heat from unhappy customers frustrated with connection issue finger-pointing between nbn and RSPs. Today Vodafone Australia is making a substantial effort to mitigate those connection issues for new NBN customers by offering complimentary internet access via the company’s mobile network...
  • Here’s what its like to have Gigabit NBN, MyRepublic connects Gigatown

    Remember MyRepublic’s Gigatown competition? It was the chance to connect a town to the NBN at Gigabit speeds. The winner was Wollongong and the prize winner, among other Wollongong residents are now connected and enjoying the uber fast speed.. insert jealously here.  Meet Fletcher Thompson (@SketchyFletchy), the lucky winner who...
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    The NBN has passed a major milestone today, it has officially passed the half way mark. This is a massive achievement in a project that took a long time to ramp up, its certainly hitting its strides with 1 in 2 Australians now able to connect. There are now...

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