This week the ACCC released its second report on real-world NBN speeds, and the results are good. Well, pretty good; and it's clear that some providers are doing a better job of maintaining average speeds than others.
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At the end of 2016, we published a complete list of the Australian suburbs that were getting their internet upgraded to the NBN in 2017. Fast forward to 2018 and the rollout plan has changed significantly. Read on to find out when your area will be getting connected.
At the end of 2016, we published a complete list of the Australian suburbs that were getting their internet upgraded to the NBN in 2017. At the end of 2017 - we didn't. We're jerks. But now, it's time to rectify that. The rollout continues in 2018, so read on to find out when your area will be getting connected.
The rollout of the NBN has been "interesting". While early adopters of the originally planned FttH service have been happy with fast speeds, others who have been on the receiving end of the multi-technology mix have been subject to poor speeds, loss of services and poor technical support.
This prompted the ACCC to take a more direct approach, launching a broadband speed testing program. The first results from that testing are in, suggesting the recent legal actions and public comments are making a difference to broadband performance.
Question Time was a fun time for our country's democratically appointed leader yesterday, he got to talk about his favourite thing - the NBN! More specifically, the absolute clusterf* that is the NBN's HFC network.
So does the NBN plan to dump parts of the HFC network? Um, we still don't know. But we do know what HFC stands for, again, - thanks, Malcolm Turnbull?
Telstra has confirmed that every NBN customer on a 25Mbps plan will soon have their download speeds doubled at no additional cost. The move follows NBN Co's decision to halve the wholesale cost of 50Mbps plans - so the speed upgrade isn't actually costing Telstra anything. Still, a free speed upgrade is a free speed upgrade! Here's what you need to know.
In 2009, then-Prime Minister and Labor Party leader Kevin Rudd launched the National Broadband Network -- building fibre infrastructure to 93 per cent of Australian homes, the largest public works project in Australian history. But in the last eight years the NBN has transformed drastically -- including a fundamental change in design after the 2013 election won by Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party. After a few years in the wilderness, Kevin Rudd is back in the spotlight, and he's throwing shade at the farce he thinks the NBN has become.
The latest blog post from NBN outlines a number of reasons why comparing the broadband rollouts of Australia and New Zealand is like comparing apples and oranges. To make his point, NBN CEO Bill Morrow finds an orange.
Comparisons between Australia and New Zealand are natural -- both countries think they invented the pavlova and neither wants to claim ownership of Russell Crowe. In this morning's post, Morrow tries to explain why we didn't do things the way the Kiwis did.
Earlier this week we pointed out an nbn ad that was advertising speeds that, for anyone not on a satellite connection, were less than spectacular. And it's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the ad: the ad went up, NBN Co took it down, and then it was re-uploaded.
For the most part, the ad that was re-uploaded is identical to what went online earlier this week. Except for one thing.