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- Malcolm Turnbull's Facebook Q&A: What He Said About The NBN
- How To Keep Track Of Your Smartphone Data Usage
- What The NBN Strategic Review Means For Consumers
- Why It Takes Time For Broadband To Translate To Profit
- How Politics Is Depriving Us Of A Decent NBN
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its Household Use of Information Technology report for 2012-13. There’s oodles of interesting data in the latest issue, including which Australian state/territory has the highest percentage of internet-connected households. (The answer might surprise you.)
Not only does paying for global roaming mean you are often ripped off, it can be very confusing trying to work out what rates you’ll be charged based on your destination. As of 24 March, Telstra will be making its rates a little less confusing — but it’s still a very expensive way to stay in touch on the road, especially when using data.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull took part in a 15-minute Q&A on Facebook this morning, hosted at Facebook’s Californian HQ. Predictably, the National Broadband Network (NBN) was one of the main issues raised in the 300-odd questions posted by users. Here’s what he said on technology and related topics.
The strategic review of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been completed, promising to deliver 100Mbps download speeds to two-thirds of Australians by 2019. The review says that is three years earlier than and much cheaper than would have been possible under the preceding Labor developed-plan — but it’s also three years later than the Coalition claimed it would deliver the NBN prior to the election. Regardless of politics, the key takeout is this: when any individual premises will be NBN-enabled is still entirely unclear.
A new report from the Australian Centre For Broadband Innovation highlights some of the ways in which high-speed broadband can be more effectively used by businesses. One key reminder in the Broadband Impacts And Challenges report? You can’t expect to turn a profit from new technology immediately upon its introduction.
Dear Lifehacker, I am moving into a new place and the place has VDSL2 cable internet – hooray! However, the modem supplied only has one output on it, and I am planning to connect five devices to it. Am I best off purchasing a wireless router and attaching that to it, or hunting for a wireless VDSL modem?
Our Lifehacker Awards nominations keep on trucking. This morning, we want your nominations for best internet service provider (ISP).