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Find Out If You're Getting The NBN Any Time Soon

NBN Co. has published a revised checklist of every community in Australia where the NBN is either up and running or in the process of being built. If you’re still in the dark about NBN services in your suburb, this exhaustive list may provide a modicum of insight.


Top 10 Places Worth Moving To For NBN Access

Future plans for the National Broadband Network (NBN) are anything but certain — the only way to be sure you’ll gain access to a fast fibre connection is to move to a location where it already exists. Here are 10 suggestions for places that might be worth the journey.


Briefly: GTA Bikie Gangs, NBN Speed Verdict, Robot Warning

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Robots to supplant humans as Earth’s dominant species in 50 years (it says here), inside the world of GTA Online’s hardcore biker gangs, what’s the average speed of the FTTN NBN?


Briefly: History Of Bicycles, Balls Of The World Cup, YouTube Shames ISP Speeds

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 20 crazy rides from the dawn of the bicycle, YouTube names and shames Australian ISPs for poor speeds.


This Is What A Fibre-To-The-Node NBN Cabinet Looks Like

Trying to find out when the National Broadband Network (NBN) will reach your area or what form it will take is little more than guesswork these days. But since the currently favoured model involves fibre-to-the-node and the use of VDSL to boost speeds on the “last mile” to your home or office, the chances are good one of these cabinets will be involved.


NBN Rollout Maps Go Interactive: Are You On There Yet?

NBN Co has updated its rollout maps with a new level of detail showing where preparation work for FTTP rollouts is occurring.


Cisco: NBN Is 'Moving In The Right Direction'

Fans of the Coalition’s vaguer and vague plans for the National Broadband Network (NBN) aren’t exactly thick on the ground. But I’ve run into one during my visit to Macau: Cisco APJ president Irving Tan.


What Happens To The NBN After The Budget?

The Abbott Government’s first federal budget has allocated funds for capital investment into the National Broadband Network (NBN) to continue up to 2017-18 but with a cap of $29.5 billion.


Ask LH: Why Aren't There Any Decent Broadband Options Where I Live?

Hey Lifehacker, I just moved house to an area which has no ports left in the nearest exchange, and there’s a lengthy queue of people to sign up. I have spoken to multiple ISPs and they all say the same thing. I have looked into other methods of getting internet (4G, satellite and cable) but they’re either unavailable or way too expensive. Are there any alternatives which won’t break my bank?


TPG's Unlimited NBN Plan Is Finally Here

TPG first announced plans for an “unlimited” broadband service way back in September 2012. That deal is finally available, but as with any purportedly unlimited deal, it pays to read the fine print carefully.