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Each year, we eagerly await the results of Whirlpool's annual survey for an insight into what tech-savvy people in Australia think about broadband issues. The big topics this year? Downloading media (though not necessarily paying for it), monthly limits and -- of course -- the NBN.


Whirlpool's annual broadband survey has kicked off, and responses are being collected until the end of January. We encourage Lifehacker readers to take part every year -- it's one of the biggest surveys into Internet usage in Australia and always provides interesting insights into current issues of concern to the Aussie online community.

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.


The dominant concern in the Australian Internet world right now is proposed censorship laws, but between download caps, service issues and unmetered content, there's plenty of other ISP issues to earn praise or blame. Whirlpool's annual Broadband Survey remains the most comprehensive overview of power Internet user trends, and the 2009 survey has just started.


Broadband discussion and news site Whirlpool has just commenced its annual Australian Broadband Survey, looking at the performance of Australian Internet providers and the issues that concern net users. With Internet filtering proposals still pushing ahead, the survey's more important than ever this year as a wide-scale measure of the thoughts of the Aussie Internet community, so take 10 minutes to fill it out between now and the end of January.

Whirlpool Australian Broadband Survey


Fiercely independent Australian broadband website Whirlpool's role as an industry watchdog is now in doubt with the news that it's been sold to Ninemsn.

Whirlpool was a trusted community resource for years, providing not only news about the broadband and mobile networks in Australia, but also providing a very active community forum for people to get technical help and share their experiences of different telcos.

In a press statement, site founder Simon Wright said “Whirlpool has gone further than I ever imagined. It’s been great to see it become what it is today — the premier resource on broadband and technology-based discussion in Australia. Now, as it moves into its next phase, I’m looking forward to seeing ninemsn apply their proven track record to the Whirlpool concept.”