Tagged With internet speeds

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The National Broadband Network has become a bit of a crapshoot - with emphasis on 'crap'. Depending on the technology deployed in your suburb and the type of plan you plump for, you could be getting speeds as low as 20 megabits per second. This clearly isn't good enough.

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Everyone wants fast internet, but unfortunately, getting speedy NBN isn’t as simple as it should be. There are so many factors that can affect the speed and quality of your connection, and no one wants to be stuck with a service that craps out during peak hours.

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Netflix's latest speed index results are out, revealing the best service providers for when you want to Netflix and chill. For the first time, every major telco has split its results between NBN and non-NBN services to give a better indication of performance. Here are the results!

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No one wants slow internet, but getting a fast connection isn’t always straightforward. Differences in technology and location can greatly limit your options sometimes. At the same time, we’re all after the best deal – or in some cases, the least worst – so whether you're currently getting online through the NBN, ADSL, or mobile broadband, we’ve picked out some plans worth taking a look at.

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Mobile broadband plans are surprisingly versatile and varied. We’re now seeing teeny tiny plans perfect for tablets, plans with enough data to replace a home NBN connection, and everything in between. Better yet, these plans are now more affordable than ever. A 5GB data-only SIM now costs as little as $15 per month, or you can get a massive 200GB plan for just $60.

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NBN Co's first CEO, Mike Quigley, has published a scathing attack on the Liberal government's handling of the NBN rollout. In a detailed view of his time as CEO, he discusses how the Australian public was short-changed in one of the nation's biggest infrastructure projects.

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Sick of searching for NBN plans? Wish someone would just tell you which plan to pick? Each week, we review over 1400 plan documents over a number of broadband and NBN categories in a bid to find the plans with the best value. Here's our current champion.

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Signing up for a new NBN plan can feel a bit like a game of Russian roulette. There are so many factors that can affect the speed and quality of your connection, and no one wants to get stuck with a shitty service.

While not all providers are equal, some are doing a bang-up job of delivering high quality NBN. Thanks to the ACCC’s “Measuring Broadband Australia” program – which relies on real world testing data from Australian households – we’ve got a better idea of who they are.

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Attention data hogs: MyRepublic's Unlimited Premium NBN plan, which boasts speeds of up to 100Mbps, is currently down to just $79.95. That's a saving of $10 per month, with no lock-in contract to worry about. Here are the inclusions!

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MyRepublic just smashed the price barrier for super-fast NBN. For a limited time, you can get the top-tier Unlimited Premium plan with speeds of up to 100Mbps for just $79.95 per month - a saving of $10. Here are the details!

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When it comes to download speed, internet plans are far from equal. This is true even if you've been "blessed" with access to the National Broadbaand Network (NBN).

Fortunately, the ACCC is on the case to ensure we all know which internet service providers are punching above their weight. Here are ten plans that promise to provide an ultra-fast and reliable performance.

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The future shape of the telecommunications sector is probably going to be determined by the progress Telstra makes this year on its "T22" strategy and the big decisions confronting Labor if - as appears probable - it wins government at the federal election. Here's how Labor and Telstra's NBN ambitions might merge.

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The ACCC released its third report on real-world NBN speeds at the start of this month, and the results were mostly good. While there's always room for improvement, most fixed-line NBN customers are consistently getting close to the speeds they're paying for.

Of course, not all internet providers are equal.