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Friday, 28 July 2017

Over three quarters of Australians don't know their internet speed: NBN

With the halfway point of its rollout passed, NBN decides now is the time to educate users.

Source: ZDNet Australia

What's New On Netflix, Stan, Foxtel, And Hayu For August

From John Wick to John Wick, John Wick to John Wick - here's just a taste of what Netflix, Foxtel, Hayu and Stan are streaming for the month of August.

Source: Gizmodo

Core part of internet culture celebrates 30th birthday

The man responsible for a central part of the internet's ability to build an enduring, open, dynamic culture of users able to understand each other celebrates 30 years since his breakthrough invention.

Source: ABC News

Thursday, 27 July 2017

MyRepublic has a year to make 1Gbps NBN plans work

Internet service provider MyRepublic is giving itself a year to secure cuts in NBN wholesale costs to a point where 1Gbps plans can be feasibly sold for as little as $130 a month.

Source: iTnews Australia

Tasmania Gets A 4G Boost From Vodafone

Vodafone just expanded its 4G coverage in Tasmania, with Steppes and Ouse getting a boost from today.

Source: Gizmodo

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

NBN provider says it will work to end the broadband 'blame game'

The company installing the NBN has declared the "blame game" with internet service providers is unacceptable and has vowed to do better.

Source: ABC News

Australians want 1Gbps but half cannot name current speed: MyRepublic

Whatever it is New Zealand has, we want that, and Australians hate ADSL, says commissioned survey.

Source: ZDNet Australia

When A Farmer's Internet Speed Was Slow, He Built A Private 53m Tower

An outback Queensland farmer hatched an unusual plan to counter slow internet speeds - build and install his own 53-metre tower.

Source: Gizmodo

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

NBN Co chief rules out imminent pricing change

NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow says the company, which is rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has an image problem, but has ruled out any imminent pricing changes.

Source: iTWire

​Optus to switch off 2G next month

Optus has announced that it will cease offering its 2G service from August 1, 2017, as a result of increased 4G uptake by customers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 24 July 2017

Going full fibre will mean loss of face for Fifield: academic

Using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology for the NBN instead of fibre-to-the-node will enable the Turnbull Government to save face and also provide a better network, a senior academic who was involved with the project at its inception says.

Source: iTWire

Full-fibre NBN will cost about as much as FttDP: experts

Switching the national broadband network to using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology is an interim solution; the correct solution, which will cost about the same, is to go full fibre.

Source: iTWire

Lobby Group Tells NBN: Get Rid Of FTTN Already

NBN needs to ditch copper-based Fibre to the Node, says lobby group Internet Australia, saying it is "essential for Australia's economic and social development" to abandon the technology in favour of Fibre to the distribution point.

Source: Gizmodo

Friday, 21 July 2017

Optus will spend $1bn to improve its regional mobile network

Optus has pledged to spend $1 billion over the next year to improve its regional mobile network in what it claims is the biggest investment into regional coverage in the company's history.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus pumps $1B into regional mobile network expansion

The new investment is company’s largest regional capital expenditure program in its 25-year history.

Source: ARN

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Labor seeks access to NBN’s speed database

Shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland has filed a freedom of information request seeking access to NBN’s database of estimated theoretical maximum speeds for households.

Source: Computerworld

Can't say superfast: ACCC tells misleading telcos to lawyer up

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims has said he expects to be taking telcos to court over misleading claims on broadband speeds.

Source: ZDNet Australia

ACCC doesn't think FTTN's bad name to blame for NBN backhaul woes

The ACCC has cast doubt on industry claims that NBN Co’s CVC price construct is not fit-for-purpose for the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) portion of the network, and is therefore a factor in retail service providers (RSPs) not buying enough of it.

Source: iTnews Australia

ACCC puts big four telcos on notice over broadband speed claims

Australia’s competition watchdog expects to take legal action by the end of the year.

Source: ARN

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Data retention's value for money still not proven: Criminologist

The $750 million being spent on Australia's mandatory metadata retention scheme could buy a lot of crime-fighting, says criminologist Rick Sarre. Meanwhile, police are challenged by the rise of cyber crime.

Source: ZDNet Australia