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Mon, 17th May 2021

Unlimited NBN Plans

Heavy downloader? Don't want bill shock or capped speeds? Compare unlimited NBN plans here.

Source: WhistleOut

NBN Co pushes back HFC sales restart as workforce system bugs bite

NBN Co has delayed the restart of new hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) orders, this time due to problems with a backend system used to assign new connection and assurance jobs to contractors.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telco complaints figures are not always good indicator of seriousness of issues: TIO

Telco complaints figures are not always a good indicator of how widespread a problem can be, a new report released by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Fri, 14th May 2021

Telstra has stopped selling NBN 100 plans to FTTB and FTTN customers. Again.

New Telstra customers at an FTTB or FTTN address can no longer order an NBN 100 plan.

Source: WhistleOut

Mon, 10th May 2021

NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans in Australia: Everything you need to know

NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans are here. Here's everything you need to know about these new NBN plans with speeds faster than 100Mbps.

Source: WhistleOut

Telstra's new 400GB mobile broadband plan could replace your NBN

Telstra has got a new range of mobile broadband plans, including one with a massive 400GB allowance.

Source: WhistleOut

‘In the public interest’: ACCC’s Sims urges Federal Court to hear Apple vs Epic Games case

The consumer watchdog has made the unusual move of requesting to speak at a court case between two tech giants, after Apple successfully had the matter suspended.

Source: SMH

Fri, 07th May 2021

NBN Co sees large jump in 250Mbps, gigabit users

NBN Co has revealed that the number of customers on 250Mbps or up to gigabit broadband plans has surpassed half a million, a 20-fold or more increase since the end of last year.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wed, 05th May 2021

NBN 'soft cap' on excess fees may in fact target the threat of 5G churn

Design flaws are already appearing in NBN Co’s proposed ‘soft cap’ on excess bandwidth costs, with most internet providers unlikely to qualify for relief, and widespread suspicion the scheme is designed to disincentivize migrating NBN customers away to 5G.

Source: iTnews Australia

Aussie Broadband chief warns NBN soft cap will be useless until May 2022

Managing director of Aussie Broadband Phil Britt has issued a warning that NBN's proposed soft cap will be useless for half of its life.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Starlink satellite internet service gets 500,000 preorders

SpaceX has received more than 500,000 preorders for its Starlink satellite internet service and anticipates no technical problems meeting the demand, founder Elon Musk said.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tue, 04th May 2021

NBN Co drops new details about how FTTP upgrades will work, including eligible suburbs

NBN Co today revealed a whole host of new information about the FTTP program that will allow customers on FTTN and FTTC technology types to upgrade to a full fibre internet experience, including a comprehensive list of towns and suburbs where the upgrades will be taking place.

Source: WhistleOut

Aussie Broadband now has 5G phone plans

Aussie Broadband today launched a new range of SIM-only phone plans powered by the Optus network, including a range of 5G-ready options.

Source: WhistleOut

Telstra pays AU$1.5m fine after preventing number porting due to COVID hitting offshore

Telstra has coughed up AU$1.5 million to pay a fine levelled at it after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) found the telco had stopped porting phone numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting its offshore operations.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vocus to deploy 2000km 'Project Horizon' terrestrial cable

Vocus will deploy a 2000km high-capacity fibre link between Geraldton and Port Hedland in Western Australia by the end of next year.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN looking at FttC upgrade to fibre if users want 250Mbps

The company responsible for running the National Broadband Network on Tuesday said it is planning to offer on-demand full fibre upgrades to users on its fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) network that wish to receive over 250Mbps.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co already wants to upgrade some FTTC users to full fibre

NBN Co is set to upgrade parts of its fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) footprint to full fibre, despite the technology already being touted as gigabit-capable.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra fined $1.5m over Covid-related landline porting freeze

Telstra has been fined $1.5 million over its “unilateral” decision to suspend most landline number porting during the first Covid lockdowns last year when it ran short of offshore resourcing.

Source: iTnews Australia