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Tuesday, 7/7/2015

Rural dwellers employ elaborate setups for internet

Rural residents are spending thousands of dollars on aerials and repeaters while paying large amounts of money for internet plans with small usage allowances, despite the NBN rollout and the government's efforts to address mobile blackspots.

Source: iTnews Australia

Hardware failure hits iiNet broadband and 3G data

An unspecified hardware failure created disruption for iiNet broadband customers in New South Wales and affected its 3G mobile data services nationwide throughout yesterday.

Source: iTnews Australia

Monday, 6/7/2015

Were OZ ISPs naive to not expect massive Netflix traffic?

A report quotes iiNet CEO saying no-one anticipated the massive data growth caused by Netflix, but is this credible?

Source: iTWire

Warrnambool fire plan sees Telstra cut carbon emissions

Telstra has implemented all recommendations from a report into a fire that took out the company's Warrnambool exchange in 2012.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Optus rejigs unlimited home broadband bundles - raises prices?

Back in February, Optus dropped its unlimited broadband bundles to $90 per month, but its new July unlimited broadband bundles cost $95 or $115.

Source: iTWire

Telstra takes Warrnambool fire lessons to more sites

Telstra has applied its $10 million effort to restore its Warrnambool exchange after a 2012 fire to address power, back-up and safety issues more widely across its Australian network.

Source: iTnews Australia

iiNet is 'over the hump' of Netflix slowdowns

iiNet is now “over the hump” of the capacity issues it faced with the introduction of Netflix, with further network improvements to fix remaining issues to be rolled out over the next two months, according to chief technical officer Mark Dioguardi.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus discounts unlimited Internet bundles, available from $95 a month

Competition from broadband newcomer Foxtel has prompted Optus to discount its unlimited Internet bundles.

Source: ARN

Friday, 3/7/2015

Optus rolls over, offers data rollover on pre-paid

Earlier this year Optus subsidiary Virgin Mobile rolled over and offered data rollover, which it advertises heavily, and now Optus has finally done the same too.

Source: iTWire

'Rare' Telstra lattice tower beats heritage listing

Telstra must wait until the end of July to learn if it can demolish a 1960s lattice telecommunications tower in Melbourne’s suburbs after a council bid to heritage-list the “rare” structure was rejected.

Source: iTnews Australia