What Apartment Residents Want – Very Fast Broadband

March 12th, 2016.

The availability of unlimited high speed broadband is increasingly becoming an essential feature for Australian apartment tenants and buyers. Unfortunately, many buildings only have access to ADSL 2+ at best and perhaps with little hope of ever seeing the NBN. The number of Australians choosing an apartment lifestyle is continuing to grow, due in part […]

Internet Australia – Do It Right, Do It With Fibre

March 9th, 2016.

Internet Australia has called for an urgent re-assessment of the Government’s Multi-Technology-Mix (MTM) model currently being used for the National Broadband Network (NBN). The call came during Senate inquiry proceedings last Friday; just days after a claimed leaked report stated the rollout was facing significant difficulties and cost blowouts. When asked what the government should […]

NBN Rollout In (More) Trouble?

March 5th, 2016.

A report recently obtained by Fairfax Media claims Australia’s pared-down and revamped National Broadband Network rollout, which was meant to be cheaper and faster than its predecessor, is facing significant difficulties. The Age’s chief political correspondent, Mark Kenny, states the document reports the rollout has fallen two-thirds short of its benchmark construction timetable and costs of […]

The Effects Of Digital Exclusion In Australia

February 1st, 2016.

With broadband access no longer a luxury and considered just another utility; those without it can be heavily impacted. “Access to and knowledgeable use of technology is crucial for everyone living in Australia,” says a recently released policy document from the Australian Council Of Social Services (ACOSS). “Yet the extent of poverty and inequality already […]

US High Speed Broadband Deployment ‘Too Slow’

January 9th, 2016.

While average broadband speeds may be increasing in the USA; as is the case in Australia, rollout leaves a bit to be desired says the FCC. A fact sheet  (PDF) from the Federal Communications Commission indicates 34 million Americans still don’t have access to fixed broadband at the FCC’s benchmark speed of 25 Mbps for […]

USA Broadband Speeds Increasing

December 31st, 2015.

According to the USA’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC),  maximum advertised broadband download speeds increased from an average of 37.2 Mbps (megabits per second) in September 2013 to 72 Mbps in September 2014; a boost of 94%. During peak periods and on average, the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for all ISPs […]

Fast Broadband And Australian Home Values

December 29th, 2015.

Will the presence of a very fast broadband connection boost a home’s value in Australia? While no studies have been carried out to date in Australia that we’re aware of; if overseas markets are anything to go by, then yes, it possibly will. A study from earlier this year in the USA concluded adding Fibre […]

Australian Average Broadband Speeds Still Suck

December 27th, 2015.

Australia’s broadband situation continues to stifle innovation and holds back the lucky country from truly being the clever country. According to the latest broadband performance statistics in Akamai’s State of the Internet report, Australia ranks 46 in the world for average Mbps (megabits per second) at 7.8 Mbps. Since the last quarter, speeds have only […]

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