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Australia's Bandwidth Is The Most Expensive In The World (And It's All Telstra's Fault)

Telstra’s dominance in the Australian market means that we all pay more for our bandwidth than we should, according to peering company CloudFlare.


NBN MTM CBA: Three Letter Acronyms For A Political Football

The long-awaited NBN Cost Benefit Analysis was released overnight, and to nobody’s surprise it paints the multi-technology model (MTM) favoured by Malcolm Turnbull in the most positive way possible. The problem is that the CBA also appears to make all kinds of crazy assumptions in order to score political goals.


NBN Review Finds In Favour Of Multi-Technology Mix

The Vertigan Report into the NBN has found in favour of Malcolm Turnbull’s Multi-Technology Mix NBN model, citing a higher net benefit in MTM.


NBN Co Is Making Gushy Videos About FTTN Customers

NBN Co’s latest YouTube video is dripping with positivity regarding FTTN connections. That’s no surprise given how much of a political football it’s been, but as always, the peril is in the fine print.


Foxtel's Triple Play Could Start With Price Cuts

The most common complaint about Foxtel is that it charges Australians way too much for access to its exclusive content. Reports indicate that the company is mulling price drops as it readies its broadband and telephony offerings.


Why You Should Set Up Your Own Community Fibre Network

Between the net neutrality debate and the Comcast/TWC merger, high-speed Internet access is getting more attention than ever. A lot of that attention is negative, and rightly so: Internet access providers, especially certain very large ones, have done a pretty good job of divvying up the nation to leave most Americans with only one or two choices for decent high-speed Internet access. Many of us don’t like those options.


ACMA Busts Dodo For Not Sending Data Usage Alerts

So here’s a concrete example of how data charges are still a problem: the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a formal warning to frequently-troubled provider Dodo for failing to send data usage alerts to its customers.


Another Step Forward For The NBN As Fixed Wireless Switched On In SA

Almost 1000 homes and businesses in rural South Australia are able to access (relatively) high-speed Internet for the first time, after the first fixed wireless components of the NBN were recently switched on in areas south of Adelaide.


The FCC Is Trying To Do Something Good For Once

In a blog post, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler recently promised the American people that his agency will intervene if more states pass laws that limit community broadband networks. It’s a nice promise. But remember: It’s just a promise.


Streaming TV Will Dominate The Internet In Five Years

80 per cent of Internet traffic in 2018 will be IPTV, with nearly a million minutes of video being consumed every second. Add on peer-to-peer file sharing and video on demand services, according to Cisco, and up to 90 per cent of everything going on on the Internet will be some form of online video.


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