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- Which Australian ISP Provides The Best Netflix Speeds?
- Ask LH: How Does The NBN Actually Work?
- How Do Our Broadband Speeds Compare To The Rest Of The World?
- What Now For The NBN?
- What Will Australia's Networking Traffic Look Like In 2019?
- Why The Journey To Cheap Fast Global Satellite Internet Is Risky
Over the past two decades, the world wide web has massively changed the way we live, communicate and do business. The internet is responsible for trillions of dollars in direct and indirect revenue annually and its importance will only continue to grow. This infographic from Hosting Facts is a fascinating compendium of internet facts and statistics from across the globe; from the country with the highest internet penetration (Bermuda) to the number of active Facebook users in the world (lots).
The Australian chapter of the global Internet Society has urged the government to re-assess its mixed technology model for the National Broadband Network during a Senate inquiry on Friday. Previously technology agnostic, the Internet Australia (IA) organisation changed its tune after the release of new fibre costings. It seems practically everyone wants an FTTP solution now, but will the government actually listen?
In December last year, Internode switched from a tiered plan structure to a single option for its naked broadband offering — 1000GB for $69.99. While a massive shift from Internode’s modus operandi, it syncs with quasi-owner iiNet’s plans, so no real surprises there. However, current Internode users looking to change their plans, it does come with a caveat — all content is metered.
The quality of your Netflix experience is largely dependent on the speed of your internet connection. If things get too slow, you’ll be plagued with crappy resolution and streaming interruptions. The Netflix ISP Speed Index lists Australia’s major internet providers according to Netflix speeds. The overall rankings might surprise you.
We all know you can pop over to a site like Speedtest to check your internet speeds, but most of us only bother when there’s a perceivable problem. If you want to create an actual database of your speeds throughout the day, Make shows off a logging system that uses a Raspberry Pi and If This Then That.
It’s been a tough few weeks for the Prime Minister’s record on the national broadband network (NBN), though you might have missed it amid all the talk about “innovation” and “the ideas boom”. Back in April 2013, then shadow communications minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled a plan to bury Labor’s fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) NBN with a three-word slogan: Fast. Affordable. Sooner.