Gigabit Broadband Speeds

Metropolitan homes and businesses connecting to the National Broadband Network are one step closer to gigabit speeds, with a new technology launched today expected to improve the connections for millions of premises. Three million Australians will be connected to the NBN using hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cable, typically in capital cities where the home already […]

New Rule: $10m NBN Failure Penalty

It was reported that Australian ISP’s could face fines up to $10m for failing to deliver internet services for more than 6 days. “About time” is the general reaction across media to the new rules which come into force in September 2018. Or, as one publication jokingly asked: sometimes we wait 6 days just to […]

ACMA New NBN Migration Rules

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has announced new rules related to NBN migration to help customers. The new rules will give consumers greater confidence that their telco will make sure their new NBN service will work and provide options when things go wrong. ACMA finalises new telco rules for NBN migration A final set […]

TPG Australia’s Fastest Broadband

TPG Telecom has come the closest of the major telcos to delivering customers the national broadband network speeds they are paying for in the busy evening period. After soaring complaints about NBN internet performance in the past 12 months, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission tested the speed of 400 NBN and ADSL services offered […]

NBN Speed Complaints Sour

National Broadband Network customers are five times more likely to complain about their service than a non-NBN user, as frustrations continue to surround the nation’s biggest infrastructure project. More than 13,406 complaints were made to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman about NBN services in the last financial year, which accounted for 11.9 per cent of all […]

Fibre to the basement – City Apartment Buildings

The NBN, Telstra and TPG are all late to the party in regards to connecting apartment buildings to Fibre networks. Smaller Niche players have been providing fibre connections for a number of years to apartment buildings pre-dating the NBN. Companies such as Melbourne’s City Cable have many of Melbourne’s top high rise apartment buildings connected to Fibre, […]

Cafes declare war on Wi-Fi squatters

Café owners across the country have chosen to set Wi-Fi time limits, require an access code to the wireless network, or are eliminating the service altogether. Many Cafes are happy to provide free Wi-Fi services to their customers, but are installing wireless hotspot solutions that allow them to set time limits and offer increased security […]

Registered Cablers For NBN

Industry groups have joined forces to stop the national broadband network (NBN) project turning into another insulation batts debacle. In a rush to take advantage of the government’s roofing insulation scheme, unqualified workers were hired to do dangerous technical work. The lack of training was later blamed for multiple house fires and four electrocutions. To […]

FTTP Petition

Supporters of a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband plan will deliver a 270,000 strong petition to the office of Lib/National MP Sarah Henderson on Tuesday 26th at 10am. The petition, which calls on the Federal Government to scrap its fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) model, is the largest ever hosted by petition platform change.org in Australia. Started on the weekend […]