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This week the ACCC released its second report on real-world NBN speeds, and the results are good. Well, pretty good; and it's clear that some providers are doing a better job of maintaining average speeds than others.
Renting sucks. Finding an affordable place sucks. Finding a place that will accept your application sucks. Not least of all, being at the mercy of Australia's fractured internet landscape and gambling on what sort of connection - if any - your new home will have sucks.
Now you can search for NBN ready properties to make the process suck a little less.
More than 1.45 million NBN users have 50Mbps connections per a report released by the ACCC yesterday. That accounts for 35 per cent of all NBN users and is an almost tenfold increase from December 2017.
The dramatic uptake in that tier of service is credited to the NBN's 'Focus on 50' promotion that encourages retailers to move their customers to 50Mbps plans through wholesale discounts and credits.
With Vodafone cutting back prices on their NBN plans earlier this week, Kogan has responded, offering up some discounts and bonuses. Here's what they are firing back, signalling a potential price war as internet service providers (ISPs) fight for market share.
NBN provider MyRepublic has been ordered by the ACCC to pay penalties totalling $25,200 for alleged false or misleading representations about its NBN service performance. The ACCC said MyRepublic marketed its NBN services using statements such as “up to nbn100 Speed Tier” and “nbn50 Speed Tier” but that fine print disclaimers were ineffective as they were not prominent and did not provide clear information.
The National Broadband Network (NBN) should be built and fully operational by 2022, having cost about $50 billion. The question will then be whether the government should retain the NBN or sell it off?
The NBN is a painful political boil on the government's arse. After the promise of fast 100Mbps connections was squashed by the Abbott/Turnbull government, in favour of a program that said 25Mbps qualified as broadband, there have been all sorts of delays and issues with the service.
A recent survey, albeit with a small sample size, quantified some of that pain, with many NBN customers saying they'd prefer to go back to their old ADSL connections. You know things are bad when ADSL looks like a better option. So, what can you do about it if you're on the NBN but it sucks?
Despite all of the hard work going into the NBN rollout, fixed-line internet isn't going to be the best internet solution for every household. Depending on how many people there are at home, and how much you use the internet, you might find that going mobile is an awesome option.
One of the best things about the NBN is that the provider of the infrastructure, NBN Co, is not the retailer that sells you access to the service. And while that's why next door neighbours buying similar services can end up with different performance, it also means you can choose who you want to deal with. But, according to a recent survey, that's not what we do. Most people stick with their current ISP when they choose their Retail Service Provider (RSP).
This year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its first performance report for the Monitoring Broadband Australia program. Against many critics' expectations, the results paint a reasonably positive picture of our National Broadband Network (NBN), although there obviously remains lots of room for improvement. This infographic from the ACCC breaks down the chief findings from the final report.
By 2020, every household in Australia is expected to connect to the NBN - and those who don't will have a raft of telecommunications products and services switched off. The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has put together an infographic explaining five things you need to know to ensure the big switch runs as smoothly as possible.
With 2018 shaping up as an election year - we could go to the polls as early as 4 August 2018 if the government calls it - a number of key battleground issues are forming. One of those is the National Broadband Network. Both governments have policies around the NBN with the electorate finally realising it's a significant project that is important to everyone.
So what have been some of the biggest NBN promises that were ultimately broken? Um, this might take a while...
It turns out that if you want two NBN connections (assuming you can even get one) there's no way to do it - even if you're prepared to pay for it. If you have a second building on your property, like a granny flat or home office that want to connect separately, there's no way to do it according to NBN Co's installation rules.