NBN

  • @AlboMP is the new Communications Minister, now your NBN champion

    After being out of the country last week, I returned to a new (old) Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. This morning Rudd reshuffled his cabinet and added the communication portfolio to the Deputy Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese. Previously the domain of Senator Conroy, this means Albanese has added one of...
  • Help Swanny get our budget back in the black

    In a game of You’re the Treasurer, Sydney Morning Herald have put together an interactive site to allow you to try and make the hard decisions. The reported estimates of a $17 Billion shortfall to government revenue needs to be found. The game puts you in charge and challenges...
  • How fast is the NBN? There’s a site for that

    Pissed off liberal voter, James Brotchie from Queensland has put together a nifty site that compares the two NBN policies on offer from Labor and the Coalition (or LNP). The site features simulations of the download/upload speeds of common tasks that users do on the web. One great example...
  • Adobe kills DVD distribution of Creative Suite, bring on the NBN

    If you were in any doubt that subscription software was the distribution method of the future, then think again. This morning at their annual MAX event, Adobe made a massive announcement that will have long lasting effects on the software industry. Their industry leading Creative Suite of applications including...
  • NBN Trends for 2013 [Sponsored]

    The NBN has now become fully fledged within the roll out stages and the impact upon our network strength and speed has already begun to be advertised. The main and most important impact is that Australia can now keep up the pace within emerging initiatives employed by other countries...
  • Sony ISP launches the worlds fastest home internet.. listening, Coalition?

    A Sony-backed ISP in Japan has launched a 2Gbps home internet service, which it claims is the fastest internet service in the world for home use. The service began to be offered yesterday to homes, apartments and small business’ in Tokyo and will only cost around $50(AUD) a month...
  • Coalition NBN plan fails to mention upload speeds in 18 pages [Updated]

    Yesterday we saw the opposition launch their NBN plan. Since the the internet has erupted with debate over the details, but overwhelmingly the plan has been criticised. Something that has received almost no coverage is the issue of upload speeds. There’s been plenty of interviews with both Turnbull and...
  • 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...
  • Conroy launches new Internet Basics website

    The Internet Basics website was launched this morning by Minister Stephen Conroy. The new website is designed to help people who are new to the internet learn the basics of using the internet and aims to increase their confidence online. While most Australians are very comfortable online, there are...
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