broadband

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.


The Average Aussie Uses 650MB Of Data On Their Phone Every Month

New figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) show that the average Australian uses 650MB of data each month. That serves as a reminder that if your mobile plan offers less than 1GB, you’re likely to end up paying too much.


All The Reasons The NBN Might Be Late (Again)

The list of new places that will gain access to the National Broadband Network (NBN) over the next 18 months that was released today makes interesting reading. One of the most interesting aspects? All the reasons why the revised deadlines might not be met.


All The NBN Construction Locations Until 2016 On A Map

The National Broadband Network (NBN) has outlined its construction plans until June 2016, which will add an additional 1.9 million homes to the network. Have you finally got lucky in the NBN lottery? Find out with our interactive map and full listing of the new locations.


Why The NBN Still Isn't Helping Rural Australia

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for regional and rural Australia in an address to the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week:


In-Flight Internet: Is Your Phone Or Laptop A Better Choice?

Yes, I know — in Australia we still don’t have in-flight internet of any description on domestic flights. But now, when you land in a country that does offer it, there’s a new issue you need to consider: which device are you going to use?


What Do NBN Customers Complain About?

Anyone who’s not in an area which has current National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout plans is complaining about the fact they have no prospect of high-speed connections in the near future. But what are actual customers who can get on the NBN complaining about?


The First 140 Suburbs Which Will Get NBN Fibre To The Node

I guess it’s better to be in a suburb where fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) NBN connections are promised than to be in one where no-one knows what’s happening. NBN Co has released a list of the first 140 suburbs that will be set up.