We like to reward those who do well. Today's category in the 2012 Lifehacker Awards is Best Mobile Broadband. Who is keeping us connected on the road?
Readers' Choice: Telstra
Telstra has been the dominant choice for mobile broadband ever since NextG became available, and its rapid rollout of 4G in high-population areas has kept it in prime position. It's not the cheapest option available, but it's still the clear choice for Lifehacker readers.
Editor's Choice: Optus
Although Optus didn't come up looking too flash in the speed department when I tested the beta version of its 4G service, those wrinkles had been well and truly ironed out by the time the commercial service launched. I've consistently found Optus beating Telstra in head-to-head speed comparisons. More importantly, it's better for everyone if the market for mobile broadband remains competitive.
We'll announce our final category winner on Saturday.