Broadband

  • 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...
  • NBN revenue and activations doubled in the last 12 months

    The nbn have released financial results for the past year and the story is a good one. In the last 12 months ending 30th June 2016, revenue more than doubled from $164 million to $421 million (the corporate plan target was $300 million). The number of homes and businesses connected...
  • NBN is now available to 1 Million premises

    Communication Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a major milestone in the NBN construction. Australia’s NBN is now available to 1 Million premises. This number is a large jump from the 607,915 premises passed and marked ready for service on May 21st, around 3 weeks ago. The number was 270,036...
  • NBN complete satellite base stations to service 400,000 remote homes and businesses

    NBNCo have announced today that faster broadband in remote and regional Australia is one step closer. Construction work on all ten of its satellite ground stations is now complete. These stations will act as a backbone to help deliver NBN services to around 400,000 Australian homes and businesses via...
  • NBNCo coverage maps are wildly inaccurate

    Those who read techAU will know by now I’m a massive supporter of the NBN. With two different approaches on offer, I definitely lean towards the current approach of building it once, building it with fibre. As someone who creates terabytes of content (photos, videos etc) the extra upload...
  • Coalition announce NBN policy

    The Coalition have finally announced their long awaited NBN policy. Opposition leader Tony Abbott and shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband, Malcolm Turnbull announced that their FTTN network would cost $29.5 Billion (inc $20.4 Billion in cap ex.) and be completed in 2019. This equates to around $17 Billion...