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The cost of buying bandwidth from network providers in Australia and New Zealand are extremely high. How high? Web performance company CloudFlare measured it and found that it is up to 21.3 times higher compared to Europe. The company blamed large telcos like Telstra and Optus for charging too much. Here's what you need to know.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


You may not realise it, but you probably use multiple internet connections every day: your home network, your phone, and even hotspots and other devices. The downside: you can usually only use one at a time. Imagine if you could combine them all into one huge pipe that delivers faster downloads, smooth streaming, and crisp video calls. Here's how to do it, with a tool called Speedify.


Hey Lifehacker, I was helping a friend, who has horribly slow internet, sync files to her Google drive folder. She had large media files that take forever and completely stall the process. Is there a better way to upload large media to Google apart from moving to an NBN-friendly location?


Everyone you know has a smartphone and mobile data network usage is growing hugely, but what do those developments mean for IT pros when it comes to managing and deploying apps and equipment? Here are some key trends to watch out for (including average download speeds for Aussies and how many of us really use 4G) and what they'll mean for your future projects.


Dear Lifehacker, Will the introduction of the National Broadband Network (NBN) decrease bandwidth costs for data centres and therefore bring Australia lower VPS or dedicated server costs like those you find in America? Currently you can't even get a 1GB VPS for under $40, while I just bought one for $19 a year from a US provider. Any insights? Thanks, Bandwidth Blues


Dear Lifehacker, How can I see how much bandwidth I've been using? Is there any way to keep a running tally of my bandwidth so I can see when I'm online the most or find out if something is using a lot of bandwidth that I'm not aware of? I've been known to go over my 250GB bandwidth cap in my apartment.


Dear Lifehacker, I like to watch TV episodes from Australian TV online, but am often disappointed with jerky playback. Can you give some pointers on how to diagnose what is the worst link in the chain? And of course, if there is anything I can do to improve matters! Thanks, Square Eyes