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Friday, 22 July 2016

Lightning Broadband offers Australians crazy high-speed internet without NBN

As millions of Australian homes wait for the NBN to reach their door, Lightning Broadband is deploying a wireless network promising fibre-like download speeds to suburban users.

Source: SMH

NBN launching DOCSIS 3.1 for HFC network in second half of 2017

In response to an Ovum report that said HFC networks rival fibre on performance, NBN has said it will deploy DOCSIS 3.1 technology before the end of next year.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Kickass Torrents is offline, but moves to block it continue

An application for a Federal Court injunction that will compel Telstra, Optus, TPG and Foxtel’s broadband arm to block customer access to Kickass Torrents will proceed for now despite the file-sharing site’s domains being seized and its alleged operator arrested.

Source: Computerworld

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Telstra spars with AOC over Olympic advertising

The Olympic Committee is seeking injunctive relief against Telstra, which it said has breached the law by advertising about the Rio games despite not being an official sponsor.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC approves Telstra NBN migration plan

Telstra's amendments to the migration plan have been accepted by the regulator, allowing for longer and more flexible transitions of customers from Telstra copper and HFC onto the NBN.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra's variation to the Migration Plan gets the thumbs up

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has approved Telstra’s variation to the Migration Plan.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Optus says Telstra's USO costs should drop to one-tenth

Telstra’s costs in meeting its universal service obligations (USO) should be “less than one-tenth” of the $290 million it receives a year, according to Optus.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC seeks responses to NBN regulatory amendment for fibre, copper, HFC network

NBN's move to a multi-technology mix network means having to amend the special access undertaking, with the ACCC asking for feedback on the proposed regulatory variations.

Source: ZDNet Australia

The ACCC Is Looking For Feedback On Proposed NBN Changes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is asking for submissions regarding NBN’s proposed variation to its “Special Access Undertaking” (SAU), lodged on 27 May, which is a part of the regulatory framework for governing prices and other terms for the NBN supply to retailers until 2040.

Source: Gizmodo