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Pauline Hanson Wants To Roll Fibre To Norfolk Island

FttNI might be a reality, if Pauline Hanson has her way.

As you may have heard, Hanson is the latest Joint Standing Committee member for the National Broadband Network. Now she has written to Communications Minister Mitch Fifield asking him to back a proposed 90km fibre optic spur to Norfolk Island from the $US300m Hawaiki Cable that will link the United States, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.

Vodafone Is Launching NBN Home Broadband Next Year

Vodafone is getting on board with the NBN. Australia’s challenger telco already has plenty of customers on its mobile network, but it wants to convert those users into home broadband users too.

Forget Fibre, NBN Is Just Making Copper Faster Instead

The latest results from NBN lab trials of XG.FAST are in. Yes, that is the name of copper acceleration technology — an extension of Nokia’s commercially available G.fast technology — not an antiperspirant spray designed to boost your masculinity. Basically, it’s powering up the existing copper network to deliver fiber-like speeds, and has achieved lab results of 8Gbps over 30 metres of twisted-pair copper — 900 times faster than the average broadband speed.

Pauline Hanson Wants To Save Gamers From Australia's Terrible Internet

We are Australians. We play games online. We get our arses kicked because Australian internet is terrible. It’s a disgrace. It’s a damn disgrace.

But relax guys. Relax. Pauline Hanson is on the case. She knows. Pauline understands. Pauline Hanson is here to shake things up. Australian gamers, if Pauline Hanson has her way you will lose no more!

ACCC Will Keep Regulating ADSL Until The NBN Is (Probably) Finished

The ACCC’s tenure in regulating Australia’s ADSL connections runs out in February of next year. A while ago, that would have been a reasonable enough time frame for the NBN to be finished around Australia. But with all the political fuckery that the network has been dragged through in the past few years, Australia’s competition watchdog needs to extend its time taking care of ADSL and regulating the prices that you, the customer, are charged.

Pauline Hanson Is Now On The NBN Committee

As reported by ZDNet, Pauline Hanson has been elected to the NBN committee.

NBN Will Roll 'Fibre To The Curb' To 700,000 Homes Around Australia, Abandoning Optus Cable

The rollout of Australia’s NBN will abandon almost all of Optus’s HFC cable network that it paid $800 million for back in 2011, with up to 700,000 homes around the country instead being connected to the NBN through fibre to the distribution point — a new technology that brings many of the advantages of fibre to the premises to a fibre to the node-style construction method.

Happy 1st Birthday, Fibre To The Node

It’s the first birthday of NBN’s fibre to the node rollout. Birthday cake. Candles. Everybody sing.

Telstra Just Tested A 5G Mobile Network 1000 Times Faster Than The NBN

Many Australians are now anticipating fast internet access at home when the NBN arrives in their neighbourhood. But what about mobile networks?

The next generation of mobile broadband is reportedly heading into incredible speeds, far faster than anything come down wires, with Telstra announcing today that it has tested “one of the world’s first” 5G radio test beds in Melbourne, in conjunction with Ericsson.

Why Is NBN Paying The Bachelor To Make YouTube Fitness Videos?

We’re not making this up. The brains behind the National Broadband Network have teamed up with the original Aussie Bachelor, Tim Robards, to release a bunch of workout videos on YouTube — apparently to promote the NBN.

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