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Optus Is Offering Unlimited Data On ADSL, Cable And NBN Plans

Here’s some great news for streaming addicts: Optus has extended its unlimited data plans to all broadband bundles including ADSL 2+, cable and NBN. The new plans are available to new and recontracting customers across a range of plans.


The Internet In Numbers [Infographic]

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).


'FTTN Makes No Sense': The State Of The NBN, According To The Experts

Is the rollout for Australia’s National Broadband Network on track? Are we employing the right technology for the job? Will the NBN be fast enough to handle future demands? Here’s what five of Australia’s leading academic experts have to say.


Is Fibre-To-The-Premises Back On The NBN Agenda?

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?


No Unmetered Content For Internode's 1TB Naked Plan

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.


Which Australian ISP Provides The Best Netflix Speeds?

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.


Ask LH: How Does The NBN Actually Work?

Dear Lifehacker, I have been searching fruitlessly for a technical overview of how the NBN works, from the node or box in the home, to the ISP, etc. It seems that the NBN owns all the network termination devices, but how does the data flow?


Breakthrough Enables Downloads 50,000 Times Faster Than 'Superfast' Broadband

British researchers simulated download speeds 50,000 times faster than ‘superfast’ 24 megabits per second (Mbps) broadband, breaking a world record. This could have profound ramifications for the business and consumer market.


Monitor The Consistency Of Your Broadband Speeds With A Raspberry Pi And IFTTT

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.


Malcolm's Mess: How The Coalition's NBN Came Unstuck

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.


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