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Australia's Internet And Mobile Plans Are Slowly Getting Cheaper

Good news for all Aussies — our internet and mobile phone lines are getting cheaper, all around the country. Not overnight, and not by a huge amount, but it’s happening.


Why Is The NBN Co Hating On Fibre-To-The-Premises These Days?

The NBN Co was rebooted at the end of last year, and ever since then it has been behaving…strangely. All of a sudden, Fibre-To-The-Premises (FTTP) is a giant steaming pile of arse. Wait, what?


Satellite NBN Customers Are Reportedly Getting Shafted On Their Data Caps

Feel like signing up to an NBN Co satellite plan? Check the fine print: according to a new report, the satellite service ain’t all that thanks to new data use clauses.


Aussies Download From Steam At Under A Megabyte Per Second

Ever wonder why your download of DayZ or Fallout is taking ages? As a country, our average Steam download speed is 6.6Mbps, or about 0.825 megabytes per second.


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.


Can We Please Just Get On With The National Broadband Network?

Earlier this year, I attended a dinner for about 150 people. The first thing we all did was head for the bar to grab a drink, swamping the staff and setting back the dinner schedule by nearly two hours. We learned that it is better to place a bottle of cheap wine and a jug of lemon squash on each table just to manage the crowd. The same lesson is now being applied to the NBN.


Telstra Signs New $11 Billion Agreement With NBN Co

Here’s a nice little early-Christmas present for Telstra: the telco has just signed a brand new agreement with the National Broadband Network Company worth $11 billion.


All The Reasons The NBN Might Be Late (Again)

The list of new places that will gain access to the National Broadband Network (NBN) over the next 18 months that was released this week makes interesting reading. One of the most interesting aspects? All the reasons why the revised deadlines might not be met.


NBN Co To Add 1.9 Million Premises By June 2016

The start of December normally means businesses around the country start slowing down for the year. Not the National Broadband Network Company. Today it outlined plans to add 1.9 million premises to the new multi-technology mix-powered NBN by June 2016. They had better get cracking in that case. Here’s every suburb included in the new roll-out footprint, and what you’ll be getting if you live there.


Why The NBN Still Isn't Helping Rural Australia

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for regional and rural Australia in an address to the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week: