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.

Australian Teleworking In A Post-Pandemic World

March 3rd, 2021.

An interesting thing has been happening with Australian internet usage since the lockdowns of the pandemic ended, described as a “new normal”.

Measuring Broadband Australia Program May Be Expanded

February 24th, 2021.

The ACCC is continuing to explore the idea of expanding the Measuring Broadband Australia Program to include non-NBN providers and connectivity technologies not currently covered.

Internet Statistics: Australia January 2021

February 16th, 2021.

Some interesting statistics relating to Internet use in Australia last month you can rattle off to win friends and influence people – or perhaps not.

5G’s Multi-Billion Dollar Boon For Australia

February 10th, 2021.

Productivity and efficiency gains attributed to 5G will add US$1.3 trillion to global GDP by 2030 says PwC – and Australia looks set to see a very healthy economic benefit .

Broadband: Draft Standards For SIPs Released

February 2nd, 2021.

Draft standards, rules and benchmarks for Statutory Infrastructure Provider (SIP) networks are now open for stakeholder comment.

Loon Balloon Broadband Project Is A Bust

January 26th, 2021.

After nearly a decade of giving things a red-hot go, the Loon team have called it quits on their broadband via balloon aspirations.

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