Broadband: Do Upload Speeds Really Matter?

September 9th, 2021.

A major Australian internet provider cutting the upload speed on one of its plans raises the question – do upload speeds matter?

NBN FTTN Broadband Still A Problem Child

September 2nd, 2021.

The ACCC’s latest Measuring Broadband Australia quarterly report reveals NBN Fibre-To-The-Node speeds can still be problematic.

Shift To Higher Speed Broadband Plans Continues In Australia

August 26th, 2021.

Hundreds of thousands of Australian residential broadband customers made the shift to higher speed plans in this year’s June quarter.

DJSC To Satisfy Darwin (And Australia’s) Need For Broadband Speed 

August 17th, 2021.

Darwin’s goal of evolving into a high tech hub moved another step closer with the announcement of the final segment of the Darwin-Jakarta-Singapore Cable (DJSC) project yesterday. The Vocus DJSC project involves a subsea fibre cable capable of deliver 40 terabits per second. Survey work for the final section will commence next month, cable manufacturing […]

Video Conferencing – Bringing Us Together While Keeping Us Safely Apart

August 12th, 2021.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on video conferencing popularity has been nothing short of astounding – and uptake is continuing to remain strong.

Have Your Say On Telecommunications In Regional Australia

August 4th, 2021.

Australians in regional and remote areas have been reminded to have a say on their telecommunications experiences.

Australian Online Shopping Statistics

July 28th, 2021.

Recently released statistics from Australia Post show the nation’s ecommerce juggernaut is continuing to rumble along.

Fresh Warning From ACCC On Remote Access Scams

July 22nd, 2021.

More than $7.2 million has been stolen from Australians so far this year in “computer takeover” scams.

Lightning Broadband Supporting Australia’s Smart Building Boom

July 14th, 2021.

Smart buildings are the “next big thing” in Australia – right now. Lightning Broadband has again been ahead of the curve.

Lightning Broadband Has The East Coast Covered

July 5th, 2021.

With two recent executive appointments, Lightning Broadband now has local representation for its superfast residential and commercial development connectivity solutions across the entire east coast of Australia.

More Regional Connectivity Program Projects Announced 

June 15th, 2021.

Dozens more projects to improve connectivity in regional, remote and rural Australia under the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) have been announced.

Australians Lost A Record Amount To Scams Last Year

June 9th, 2021.

As useful as it is, the internet continued to also be a powerful tool for fraud activity last year – and the COVID-19 pandemic made matters worse.

AHRC Backs Concessional Broadband Rates 

June 1st, 2021.

The Australian Human Rights Commission has supported the concept of “no Australian left offline” through concessional broadband rates for low-income households.

More Australians Plugging Into Higher Speed Broadband Plans

May 26th, 2021.

More than half a million Australian households moved to faster NBN plans in the first quarter of this year says the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

TIO Tips For Telco Service Providers And Customers

May 19th, 2021.

A report published by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) this week highlights problems with sales practices of some telecommunication providers – and how they should fix them.

How Australians Were Using The Internet In 2020

May 13th, 2021.

Just about all Australians went online in 2020, which isn’t surprising given the situation last year – and for many the internet became even more important.

Beaver Buggers Up Broadband In British Columbia

May 4th, 2021.

Busy beavers recently created havoc for a small town in Canada, cutting off internet connectivity.

Lightning Broadband Opens Queensland Office

April 27th, 2021.

Just as it did in Victoria, Lightning Broadband is set to shake up the Queensland internet connectivity scene.

Australian Regional Connectivity Program Update

April 20th, 2021.

Dozens of rural communities across the nation are to soon benefit from better broadband under the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).

Starlink Satellites Startle Australians, Upset Astronomers

April 14th, 2021.

A string of Starlink satellites appearing in the early morning sky has again created some buzz, this time in Australia.

Biden: Broadband Is The New Electricity

April 6th, 2021.

US President Joe Biden has set his sights on improving the country’s broadband infrastructure and making connectivity more affordable.

Many NBN FTTN Users Still Battling Substandard Broadband

March 31st, 2021.

While Australians on NBN fixed-line connections generally experienced better speed performance in December last year, Fibre To The Node (FTTN) is still somewhat a problem child.

More Illegal Gambling Websites To Be Blocked In Australia

March 24th, 2021.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority is about to issue its second request to local internet service providers to block illegal gambling websites hosted offshore.

New Zealand Broadband Statistics Released

March 16th, 2021.

A report released yesterday by New Zealand’s Commerce Commission reveals some interesting info on what’s been happening with internet connectivity across the ditch.

Better Broadband For Tiwi Islands

March 9th, 2021.

While it’s not the standard of connectivity most Australians enjoy, many residents of and businesses on the Tiwi Islands should now have better broadband access.

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