NBNco expects to activate National Broadband Network (NBN) services across eight million premises in Australia by 2020. The company only has three years left to achieve this. After missing some rollout targets in the past and amid a wave of criticism, NBNco is pulling its socks up and expects the NBN to be "almost 50% complete by June 2017".
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Poor bandwidth makes downloading content and working in the cloud impractical. Like many Australians, these are two activities that have become critical to the way I live my life. When the NBN skipped my house because it was in the older stages of the estate I live in, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
Like countless other Australians, Haywards Bay resident Daniel Saffioti did not have access to the NBN. So he decided to do something about it.
His solution was to set up a wireless bridge and mini radio dish to beam the NBN directly into his own home - all for a few hundred dollars. Here's how he pulled it off (and overcame a big bump along the way.)
The Akamai State of the Internet Report is a quarterly analysis of internet connection speeds, network availability and IPv6 adoption progress around the world. Once again, Australia has slipped in global speed rankings - in large part due to our neutered (AKA "mixed technologies") National Broadband Network.
With average speeds of just 9.6Mbps, we are now ranked 50th in the world - and are bested by multiple third-world countries. This infographic breaks down the chief findings.
Last year, Adelaide revealed its ambition to become a "Ten Gigabit City" with plans to rollout a 10Gbps fibre broadband network. To put things in perspective, the National Broadband Network (NBN) offers up to 100Mbps download speeds in selected rollout areas. | South Australia's capital is wasting no time in trying to make its dream a reality. The Council of Adelaide is now recruiting international partners to help build the network. Here's what you need to know.
For all the promise of "world class" internet speeds, the National Broadband Network (NBN) can be decidedly underwhelming for some. By nbn's own admission, some connections are no faster than ADSL2. Thankfully, there are a few hacks you can employ to boost your current NBN speeds by a significant margin; even if you're already on 100Mbps. Here's what you need to know.
At the tail-end of 2015, we published the complete list of Australian suburbs that were earmarked to receive the National Broadband Network in 2016. The list has now been substantially revised to incorporate next year's rollout. Read on to find out which month your area is getting connected!
As the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll out continues, those privileged to have access to the network will be hunting for bargains when it comes to choosing a broadband plan.
Currently there are large number of broadband plans from 69 registered internet service providers (ISPs) along with a number of re-sellers for consideration. We explain how to choose the best plan for you.
Many Australians risk losing their phone and internet access in 2017, with their home services cut off if they fail to switch to the National Broadband Network service available in their area. The shutdown date is looming for almost 350,000 Australian homes and businesses. Here's what you need to know.
The NBN's Goldilocks technology of fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) — sitting just right in between the convenience of fibre to the node (FttN) and the speed of fibre to the premises (FttP) — is a step closer to becoming a reality in Australia. NBN calls the tech 'fibre to the curb' (FttC) for some unknown reason, rather than FttDP or fibre to the driveway, but it's earmarked Australia's own Netcomm Wireless as the supplier of tech for the future network build-out.
The rollout of the National Broadband Network continues, with nbn Australia patting itself on the back recently having hit the target of having a third of the country ready, with quarterly revenues hitting $181 million. That's worth celebrating, no?
Turns out a large quantity of Australians are largely blasé about the whole deal. Research from finder.com.au found that of the Australians who don't currently have a connection, 31 per cent aren't fussed about getting one. Thirteen per cent haven't even bothered to check and 7 per cent don't even know how to check when the NBN might be coming to their homes.
Internet service provider MyRepublic thinks it's rubbish that a lot of Australians on the National Broadband Network (NBN) are getting ADSL speeds. The company has announced its entering the local market with a 'true' NBN offer that gives customers up to 100Mbps download speeds with no data limits for a flat rate of $59.95 per month. Here's what you need to know.
Foxtel has just launched itself head-first into the 21st century. The long-time cable subscription telly business has started offering its triple-play broadband, TV and home phone bundle packages to customers covered by the national broadband network (NBN). It will also let customers on existing ADSL plans to transition to the NBN without having to re-jig their contracts. However, pricing remains a sore point, with Foxtel's NBN packages costing up to $240 a month.