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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Australia, Your Netflix Just Got More Expensive

The price of a Netflix subscription in Australia is getting more expensive, as of today. New sign-ups will have to pay the higher price immediately, while existing accounts have a month's notice. Here's how much you'll pay from July onward.

Source: Gizmodo

Adelaide ISP wins deal to deliver $7.6M GigCity network

​South Australian ISP, EscapeNet, has been handed a deal by the South Australian Government to deliver its $7.6 million GigCity Adelaide network.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

NBN to boost data quotas available over Sky Muster

Maximum total data available on NBN's satellite service set to double, while peak data potentially jumps by half.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co boosts Sky Muster data usage limits

NBN Co will relax data usage limits on its Sky Muster satellite service from October, paving the way for monthly quotas of up to 300GB.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN boosts Sky Muster data limits

NBN has announced it will boost the data quotas available to end users on its Sky Muster satellite service.

Source: Computerworld

Adelaide laments sluggish NBN rollout

Claims that the rollout "is not agile or fast enough" to serve the city's business needs.

Source: ARN

Monday, 26 June 2017

Broadband tax bill sent to senate inquiry

The government could face a hurdle in its attempt to introduce a broadband tax after the senate referred the proposed law to a committee for scrutiny.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra withdraws support for broadband tax

Telstra has withdrawn its support for the broadband tax as concerns mount that the charge has morphed into an “industry tax” on the telecommunications sector.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG savages broadband tax as band-aid for 'broken' NBN

TPG has launched a withering attack on NBN Co’s “already broken” business model, warning it will continue to be eroded despite government attempts to patch it up with new laws.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 23 June 2017

ACMA mulls 5G future for 3.6GHz spectrum

The potential re-farming of spectrum in the 3.6GHz band for use in fixed and/or mobile broadband services could begin as soon as soon as Q4 2017, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Source: Computerworld

nbn the provider of "last resort"

Macquarie Telecom Group’s David Forman has revealed that nbn is the broadband access provider of “last resort” for the telco.

Source: ARN

iiNet co-founder joins Superloop's board

Former iiNet co-founder and CEO, Michael Malone, has joined Superloop (ASX:SLC) as its chairman of the board. Prior to this, he was the company’s independent non-executive director, a role he took on in April 2015.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Govt goes ahead with broadband tax bill

The federal government has made good on its promise to introduce broadband tax legislation before parliament wraps up for the winter.

Source: iTnews Australia

Government moves to implement NBN subsidy

The government has introduced legislation to implement the so-called ‘NBN tax’: A levy on superfast broadband services that will help subsidise services on the National Broadband Network that would not otherwise be commercially viable.

Source: Computerworld

Rural Aussies call for expansion of broadband monitoring program

Regional Australians are concerned that they will be denied their say in the latest broadband speed monitoring program launched by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Australia ends GST-free threshold for online low-value goods

A government bill to remove the GST-free threshold for online purchases bought from overseas has officially passed parliament, but will come into effect one year later than originally planned.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN Co to upgrade high-traffic transit routes

NBN Co is set to begin upgrading high-traffic routes on its nationwide transit network as it hits scale in the rollout.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN eyes capacity boost for transit network

Key fibre links on NBN’s 60,000 kilometre transit network will see a capacity boost after NBN rolls out new technology from Coriant.

Source: Computerworld

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Foxtel turns to data and digital to take on Netflix

Foxtel's recent launch of a new streaming service to compete with Netflix is just one facet of a major data and digital transformation taking place behind the scenes of Australia's pay TV leader.

Source: iTnews Australia

Vodafone, CCC call for end to ‘black hole’ of USO

Vodafone and the Competitive Carriers’ Coalition have repeated their calls for the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation scheme to be scrapped in the wake of yesterday’s report on the USO by the Productivity Commission.

Source: Computerworld