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.

EU Member States Urged To Accelerate Space-Based Broadband

January 19th, 2021.

In a speech last week to the 13th European Space Conference, EC Commissioner Thierry Breton said his objective was to “go fast” on developing space-based broadband.

Albanese Claims Hundreds Of Thousand Dudded On NBN Speeds.

January 13th, 2021.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese and acting shadow minister for communications Tim Watts say the NBN is failing to deliver the required minimum broadband speeds  for up to 238,000 Australian household and businesses.

About That NBN “Built And Fully Operational” Thing

January 6th, 2021.

There’s still quite a kerfuffle over the NBN being declared “as built and fully operational”. But some reports omitted or glossed over a few very important words.

Australia’s Most Data-Hungry State/Territory

December 30th, 2020.

Which Australian state/territory appears to have downloaded the most data per household in 2020? The answer may surprise you.

Lightning Broadband Reflects On 2020

December 22nd, 2020.

As for many companies, 2020 presented some unique challenges for Australian owned and operated superfast internet provider Lightning Broadband – but the ISP also saw many achievements.

WA Schools To Get A Broadband Bandwidth Boost

December 16th, 2020.

Western Australia’s McGowan Government says almost all public schools in the state are to receive bandwidth upgrades.

Australia’s Regional Digital Tech Hub Launched

December 9th, 2020.

The Federally-funded Regional Digital Tech Hub, which provides independent telecommunications information to regional, rural and remote Australians, commenced operations yesterday.

What’s All This 6G Talk?

December 2nd, 2020.

If you’re looking forward to 6G wireless broadband, you’ll probably be waiting for a while.

Victoria’s Budget 2020/21 And Broadband

November 24th, 2020.

Victoria’s Andrews Government announced on Tuesday what it says is the biggest boost to the state’s digital infrastructure and skills ever as part of the Victorian Budget 2020/21.

Australian Broadband: Who’s On What

November 19th, 2020.

A recent report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission shows a continued shift to faster internet plans in Australia.

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