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Broadband News

Monday, 16 September 2019

Regional QLD telco wins $500K grant for broadband expansion

Field Solutions Holdings (FSG) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by Bulloo Shire in Queensland for the construction of a new broadband network in areas where the National Broadband Network (NBN) only reaches by satellite.

Source: ARN

Vodafone: Australians should strive for higher-speed broadband

How telecomunications providers can give Australians the fastest broadband speed possible is the key issue said Matthew Lobb, Vodafone general manager for fixed broadband.

Source: ARN

Friday, 13 September 2019

Telstra kicking goals with AFL as Live Pass subscribers surpass 3 million

More minutes of AFL matches have been streamed than ever before according to Telstra which has revealed that 403 million minutes of football was streamed in the regular season 2019 - up 10% on last year.

Source: iTWire

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Telstra blocks 2.9m scam calls in one month

Telstra blocked 2.9 million “scam calls” in July this year alone, highlighting the need for industry and government to come together on the issue.

Source: iTnews Australia

Woolworths is connecting 50 stores a week to the NBN

Telstra is now connecting 50 Woolworths stores a week to the NBN under a large enterprise deal signed at the start of this year, with migration process maturity credited for the speed of the transition.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vocus hoping ACCC can solve broadband affordability if NBN cannot

With the National Broadband Network (NBN) set to reveal the outcome of its wholesale pricing consultation in the coming weeks, Vocus CEO Kevin Russell has said it would show whether NBN is prepared to put customers on low-incomes before its own finances.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN not worth the money it cost to build it, Vocus chief executive says

Consumers are paying the price for government rules designed to protect NBN Co’s monopoly and help ensure it recovers the cost of building its network, Vocus Group chief executive Kevin Russell has argued.

Source: Computerworld

Apple may steal Netflix streaming crown, but only for a year

Apple Inc's move to offer a free TV+ subscription for a year with every new device may briefly crown the iPhone maker as the biggest streaming service by user numbers, leapfrogging Netflix Inc.

Source: iTnews Australia