Broadband Access Guarantee For All Australians Now Law

July 2nd, 2020.

When the clock ticked over to the new financial year on Wednesday, legislation kicked in enshrining in law guaranteed access to broadband services.

Speedy Broadband For SA School Students

June 25th, 2020.

South Australia’s Marshall Government says it has now delivered high speed internet to just about every public school in the state.

Australian Government Encouraging Businesses To Get Cracking Online

June 18th, 2020.

Results of a recent survey indicates Australians are increasingly supporting local business in an online environment.

Australia’s Rankings In The Global 5G Market

June 10th, 2020.

Technology research firm Omdia has ranked Australia 12th out of the 22 countries it analysed for deployment of 5G technology. Australia may have been well down the list, but importantly – we beat the Kiwis.

NBN Co’s Continued Colossal Copper Cable Buy Up

June 4th, 2020.

It’s been reported a total of 49,620 kilometres of copper has been acquired for use in in the National Broadband Network, and purchases continued right up until quite recently.

Tiny “Rainbow Chip” Revs Up Broadband Speed Potential

May 27th, 2020.

Technology in a tiny chip could help Australia (and the world) keep up with the ever-increasing demands on connectivity.

Once More: 5G Has Nothing To Do With COVID-19

May 21st, 2020.

It’s hard to believe misinformation linking COVID-19 to 5G technology is still being bandied about and accepted, but unfortunately it is.

Cash For Telecommunications Emergency Resilience

May 14th, 2020.

Following a recent report on the impact of Australia’s horrendous bushfire season on telecommunications, the Federal Government has announced a telecoms resiliency package.

Bushfire Telecommunications Review Report Released

May 6th, 2020.

A recently published report summarises the impact of Australia’s recent bushfire crisis on telecommunications services.

“Sun Visor” Trial For SpaceX Starlink Broadband Satellites

May 1st, 2020.

SpaceX will be trialing some new tricks with its broadband satellites in an effort to stop annoying some folks and freaking out others here on terra firma.

More Mobile Broadband Coverage For The Bush

April 24th, 2020.

182 new base stations are to be installed in locations throughout regional and remote Australia under Round 5 of the $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

Getting Started With Video Conferencing

April 17th, 2020.

In this stay-at-home era, video conferencing for businesses has exploded in popularity – and thankfully, it’s neither difficult to use (for the most part) nor expensive to maintain visual contact with employees and colleagues. In fact, some businesses will find it won’t cost them anything.

COVID-19 And 5G – Conspiracy Theories Go Too Far

April 10th, 2020.

Sometimes conspiracy theories can be amusing. But linking communications technology 5G to COVID-19 is not one of them.

The Mark Making Its Mark With Superfast Broadband

April 1st, 2020.

Residents and tenants have begun moving into The Mark – and moving on to truly superfast broadband.

COVID-19: Streaming Services Doing Their Bit

March 27th, 2020.

With so many around the world stuck at home due to the COVID-19 crisis, video streaming services are seeing more activity – and that’s a potential problem.

Is The NBN Coronavirus-Ready?

March 20th, 2020.

Doubts have been raised by some that Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) will cope with the rapid increase in the number of Australians working from home and self-isolating due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Telework Ramping Up During The COVID-19 Challenge

March 13th, 2020.

It won’t come as any surprise telework is becoming a more common practice as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Lightning Broadband’s Building Blitz Barreling Ahead

March 3rd, 2020.

The latest batch of buildings to be Lightning Broadband enabled takes the Australian non-NBN internet service provider’s tally to 50; with dozens more projects currently in progress.

Regional Connectivity Program Consultation

February 28th, 2020.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has kicked off another consultation in relation to the Regional Connectivity Program.

“Broadband Tax” Looks Set For Australia

February 21st, 2020.

A controversial charge impacting the customers of some non-NBN internet service providers to help prop up the National Broadband Network appears it will go ahead.

NT Moving Into “Terabit Territory”

February 10th, 2020.

Australia’s Northern Territory Government is to partner with Vocus to boost the NT’s current fibre-optic cable network capacity from 400 gigabits per second to 20 terabits, improving internet speeds for Territorians and providing other important opportunities.

Lightning Broadband Coming To Canberra!

February 4th, 2020.

The next stop on superfast internet connectivity provider Lightning Broadband’s national expansion is Canberra, with the first connections to be live by the middle of this year.

Australia Continues To Lag On Average Broadband Speed

January 31st, 2020.

Even with the NBN nearly rolled out, average broadband speed in Australia is nothing to crow about compared to many other countries.

Australians Still Data Hungry – Broadband Appetite Won’t Be Satiated

January 24th, 2020.

A report released by the ACCC this week shows the data consumption of Australians is continuing to increase.

Australia’s Bushfire Crisis And Telecommunications: “Lessons To Learn”

January 17th, 2020.

Australia’s Communications Minister says there will be many lessons to learn from the impact of recent bushfires on the nation’s telecommunications networks.

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