broadband

NBN Co Will Start Offering Cable Broadband In 2016

A key element of the multi-technology mix (MTM) approach to the National Broadband Network is making use of the existing pay TV cable (HFC) network. With the agreements to acquire those networks from Telstra and Optus finalised earlier this week, NBN Co has now set a somewhat firmer timetable for when it will start offering services on that network.


We Need To Talk About Upload Speeds

Opinion: Australia is home to some incredible high-tech businesses, and Aussies can access some technologically amazing services — take video on demand, for example — with the quality of internet that we already have. Our download speeds, on the world stage, are okay. In the long and ongoing and convoluted and annoying argument about the National Broadband Network and about our countrywide internet, though, we’re all getting caught up talking about downloads, and it’s uploads that really matter.


Broadband Projections Fail The Reality Test

In their cost-benefit analysis of the national broadband network, the Vertigan panel predicts that in 2023, an average Australian household will require a broadband download speed of 15 megabits per second (Mbps). Bill Morrow, the CEO of NBN Co said he is ‘curious’ about this prediction. I would go further and say it is simply wrong, and calls into question the validity of the conclusions of the Vertigan cost-benefit analysis.


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.