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Why Projected NBN Broadband Demand Numbers Are Flawed

In their cost-benefit analysis of the national broadband network, the Vertigan panel predicts that in 2023, an average Australian household will require a broadband download speed of 15 megabits per second (Mbps). Bill Morrow, the CEO of NBN Co said he is “curious” about this prediction. I would go further and say it is simply wrong, and calls into question the validity of the conclusions of the Vertigan cost-benefit analysis.


Briefly: Surface Pro 3 Review, Doctor Who Simulcasts, Sony Hacked

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review, Audi A3 e-tron Australian hands-on, ABC confirms simulcast of every new episode of Doctor Who.


The Argument For Fibre-To-The-Premises NBN Isn't Over Yet

In his independent audit of the public policy process behind the national broadband network, former Telstra director Bill Scales suggests there was never an internal debate about different technology options for the NBN.


Vaya Unlimited NBN Plans Are Extremely Cheap

Vaya is best known for dirt-cheap mobile plans (and occasional questions over customer service), but now the company is also seeking your NBN dollar. How do Vaya’s newly-launched plans stack up?


Ask LH: Can I Pre-Apply For The NBN?

Hi Lifehacker, I am in the process of building a new home in an area that does not currently have the NBN (National Broadband Network). Is there a way to apply for NBN connection or prepare the home for when the NBN does come around?


Ask LH: How Can I Ensure I Get The NBN In My Apartment Building?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m about to go through the dreaded process of moving once again. As renters we’ve applied and been approved for a nice apartment which we’ll move into next week. When going through the process of moving the utilities, I noticed that the area is NBN-enabled according to the NBN Co website. I contacted my ISP, who told me that the NBN is not yet available at that property.


Armidale Data Centre Shows The Business Attractions Of The NBN

Last month, we listed Armidale in northern NSW as somewhere that might be worth moving to for its already-in-place National Broadband Network (NBN) access. Similar thinking appears to be behind plans to open a new data centre in the city.


This Infographic Shows How Network Speeds Have Improved Over Time

You might not be able to get the NBN at home as soon as you want, but the history of networks is a history of faster speeds — even on copper lines. This infographic highlights some of the main milestones.


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.