Available across all Amaysim's NBN plans, the telco is offering a "first month free" deal to "provide peace of mind for those that are uncertain about their move onto the network".
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The ACCC today opened a program where 4000 households will be recruited to test broadband speeds across the country - 2000 of them starting this year.
Because a wide cross-section of households from around the country are needed to sign up, from a range of retail service providers, using a range of broadband technologies on different tiered speed plans - there's a public call out.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has made its final decision regarding the regulation of high-speed internet services supplied by non-NBN fixed line networks - and if they can pass the "NBN tax" charge to customers.
In a change from the draft decision, the ACCC is letting non-NBN networks to pass on the Government's proposed Regional Broadband Scheme charge on their customer lines to help fund NBN's supply of non-commercial regional fixed wireless and satellite services.
NBN has just released its third-quarter results, boasting what it calls "strong performance results across all key metrics" and a push towards hitting its full-year goals. What that means for you: the NBN is being rolled out more quickly, with twice as many premises hooked up as the same time last year.
Over the last 10 years, the NBN has gone from a relatively straightforwards fibre-only network to a complicated mess of speed tiers and different technologies and contention ratios and CVC and other bullshit. Amaysim has released a video that it says is a 90-second explainer for anyone confused with the network, on the day it switches on its own NBN coverage.
The fixed wireless component of the NBN has always trailed behind wired in both its speed and download limits, but the national broadband network company is taking some steps to address at least that first part. It's trialing carrier aggregation tech that can boost speeds far in excess of the current 50Mbps limit, using some of the same tech that already speeds up Telstra, Vodafone and Optus's commercial mobile networks.
The NBN is a complicated piece of technology — the largest infrastructure project in Australian history. From its inception in 2007 as a mostly-fibre network to the multi-technology mix of 2017, it's evolved into a Byzantine mess both for customers to understand and for internet service providers to manage. The main pain point is congestion — a lack of virtual capacity on the network that slows some connections to a crawl. It's bad enough that some smaller ISPs are provisioning their own networks rather than relying on existing backhaul from NBN and their own competitors.