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Half The People Who Can Get The NBN Haven't Done So, And We Judge Them

I suspect most Lifehacker readers would race to connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) if they had the option. Turns out the general public is a little bit slower getting on board.


iPhone 6 Plus Owners Use Twice As Much Data As iPhone 6 People

The large screen on the iPhone 6 Plus saw it become the most in-demand phone Apple has ever released, but that big display has a darker side. Analysis of mobile traffic by Citrix suggests that iPhone 6 Plus owners chew through twice as much data as iPhone 6 owners.


Optus Extends $90 Unlimited Broadband Offering To All Customers

Last year, Optus offered HFC customers unlimited cable broadband for $90 a month. Now, the same deal has been extended to ADSL2+ and NBN Fibre network users. (That’s a monthly price reduction of $25 compared to Optus’ previous pricing.)


Foxtel Broadband: Why It's A Bad Deal

Does it make sense to buy your broadband and home phone line from Foxtel? Planhacker crunches the numbers and says “probably not”.


Will Rural Subsidies Make The NBN Affordable?

The rules around the NBN have moved rapidly over Christmas. On December 14, the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, released new rules requiring all providers of high-speed broadband services to be vertically separated. These rules were aimed at TPG, which was rolling out fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) in urban apartment buildings. FTTB would compete against the NBN and potentially undermine the ability of the NBN to use high city prices to subsidise the bush.


Vodafone 4G WiFi Cube: Home Mobile Broadband That's Closer To Affordable

One of the more frequent questions we get here at Lifehacker is where to find an affordable 4G service for use as broadband in the home. While still not as cheap as wired ADSL broadband, Vodafone’s new 4G WiFi Cube and associated plans are a decent option if you’re in a Vodafone 4G coverage area.


Most Popular NBN Posts Of 2014

The National Broadband Network saw big changes in 2014 — but one thing that didn’t change is that most of us still can’t access it. These are the 10 most popular NBN posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


NBN Co Will Start Offering Cable Broadband In 2016

A key element of the multi-technology mix (MTM) approach to the National Broadband Network is making use of the existing pay TV cable (HFC) network. With the agreements to acquire those networks from Telstra and Optus finalised earlier this week, NBN Co has now set a somewhat firmer timetable for when it will start offering services on that network.


Tomi Offers Unlimited Broadband And Pay-As-You-Go

We’re not keen on having to sign long-term contracts for broadband or phone plans. New broadband reseller Tomi offers a pay-as-you-go approach, an unlimited deal, and the option of pausing your account.


Optus Has Unlimited Cable Broadband For $90 A Month

Unlimited broadband offerings aren’t so common these days. If you’re a download freak and happen to live in one of the areas in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne where Optus offers cable internet, its new $90 a month deal might be worth considering.