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Broadband News

Monday, 29 August 2016

'Fast' Doesn't Tell Us How Fast Your Broadband Is, Telcos

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) says that information about broadband speeds isn’t being communicated to consumers in a clear and upfront way.

Source: Gizmodo

ACCAN highlights ‘vague’ claims by Australian broadband RSPs

ACCAN has recommended that new measures be implemented to improve clarity around broadband providers' speed claims.

Source: ARN

Friday, 26 August 2016

NBN reduces peak funding by AU$2b down to AU$54b

NBN has updated its forecasts on network technology footprints, as well as narrowing and reducing its peak funding requirements for the high-speed broadband rollout.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN narrows in on rollout cost, future revenue

An update to NBN’s corporate plan reveals that the worst case scenario for completing the National Broadband Network rollout is somewhat better than it previously expected. Although NBN still expects peak funding for the rollout to be $49 billion, ­the worst case scenario is $54 billion, compared to $56 billion in the previous corporate plan.​

Source: Computerworld

nbn cools on HFC amid cost increase

nbn has reduced its forecast dependence on existing HFC infrastructure, citing increased costs for the technology.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 25 August 2016

NBN claims top-secret classification on leaked docs: Conroy

Senator Stephen Conroy has said his office was not allowed to film yesterday's AFP raid at Parliament House, because national security matters were at stake.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Review: Linksys AC750 ADSL/VDSL Wi-Fi Modem Router X6200

This is the modem router for those looking to step up from what the telcos provide. Unless you purchase a ‘premium’ router from a telco for an extra cost, you’ll probably be lumped with a basic router with only wireless N and a basic feature set. The X6200 seeks to correct this injustice with dual-band wireless AC and high-end functions.

Source: PC Authority

Optus boosts mobile coverage in the Northern Territory

Telecommunications company, Optus, will be boosting mobile coverage across 12 locations in the Northern Territory, following the introduction of cells that provide mobile coverage through Optus satellites.

Source: ARN

NBN leak: Bernardi seeks advice about parliamentary privilege

Government senator Cory Bernardi questions whether emails held on the parliamentary server in relation to the NBN investigation should be made public.

Source: ABC News