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Over the last week, the Federal Communications Commission in the US voted 2-1 to roll back enhanced net neutrality reporting requirements for smaller internet service providers. Previously, ISPs with less than 100,000 subscribers were exempt from reporting requirements; now, that number is 250,000.

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Your wi-fi is bad. Not the internet itself. Your internet is fine. It's your wi-fi that leaves you weeping as it cuts off the minute you try to browse from the toilet, or walk down the stairs, or lean just one particular way on your bed. Some part of you has known, for a while, that you need to upgrade your router so that you can watch Netflix and porn in peace. But a lot has changed since the last time anyone in your home considered forking over cash for a wireless router.

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Your home wi-Fi network might be a glorious model of high-speed, rock-solid internet connectivity, but is it safe? Even after you've got all of your various computers and devices hooked up, you still need to make sure the network's secured against unwelcome visitors, and here's exactly how to make sure it happens.

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In 2020, it might just turn out that the city with the fastest internet in Australia is Adelaide. The city recently put out a tender for expressions of interest for international partners to collaborate on building a fibre network capable of 10Gbps transfer rates, 100 times faster than the current capability of the best possible NBN fibre hook-up. It wants to start and complete the project within the next three years.

Adelaide. Who would have thought it?

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Up from 99.8 per cent last year, 100 per cent of Iceland's 331,778-strong population are now classified as internet users - someone who can access the internet "at home, via any device type and connection".

By comparison, Australia is sitting at 85.1 per cent, up from last year's 84.8 per cent.