Data consumption continued to climb rapidly over 2017-18 according to a new report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
The demise of ISDN may be closing in, but that doesn’t mean those migrating from it are confined to NBN-based alternatives.
More than half of Australians connected to the NBN are subscribed to plans of speeds of 50Mbps or more according to the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission.
It all started with a single tower in Lynbrook, Victoria. The Lightning Broadband of three years on has amassed an impressive portfolio of significant projects – with dozens more in the pipeline.
Times and technology change – and Melbourne ISP Lightning Broadband is committed to keeping up with both.
Melbourne’s Lightning Broadband team are ready and raring to go for the company’s biggest apartment connectivity project so far.
Just when you think it may be dead in the water (or plummeting to earth), Loon pops up (probably not the best choice of words) with some more news on its quest to connect people in remote areas with broadband delivered via balloon.
Recently published standards from the ITU could help bring high-speed broadband services to some remote rural communities, using lightweight, terabit-capable optical cable.
Federal Minister for Communications Senator Bridget McKenzie said yesterday that 2018 has seen regional Australians connected “like never before”.
Fibre broadband will soon overtake copper-based internet access among our cousins across the ditch, but it seems fibre speeds still leave a bit to be desired in New Zealand.
The Northern Territory Government reports a major project milestone for the Tiwi Islands fibre optic connection to Darwin is complete.
The Fibre To The Home (FTTH) Council Europe wants to see a crackdown on how the term fibre is used in marketing broadband services in the EU.
Huawei is continuing to have a huge deal of trouble kicking goals relating to 5G in our neck of the woods.
Many residents of Geelong in Victoria have been wondering when Lightning Broadband will be available in their city. The good news is the company will have its first Geelong presence in the next 12 months.
Close to half of Australia’s 4.5 million residents connected to the NBN are on broadband plans of 50Mbps or faster – but a large number are still on 12Mbps.
While fixed line broadband speeds in Australia are generally improving, some Australians are still experiencing substantially lower performance than their plan indicates.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Demonstrating how flexible fixed wireless internet can be, Melbourne ISP Lightning Broadband has set up a temporary connection to a building site using a construction crane as a receiver tower.
It’s been estimated that the world’s one billionth fixed broadband subscriber was connected last month – again drawing attention to how fast the internet has been adopted globally in a comparatively short space of time. Image: Point Topic While the internet we’re familiar with can be traced back to the 1960’s, it’s really only been […]
Complaints regarding phone and internet services in Australia increased significantly for the 2017-18 financial year says the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, however the final quarter saw the situation improving. The TIO was established in 1993 is an independent dispute resolution service assisting Australians in resolving complaints with their phone company or internet service provider (ISP). Its […]
A second tranche of funding has been announced by Western Australia’s McGowan Government that will deliver high speed broadband to more than 100 farms and agricultural enterprises. The Digital Farm Grants program is a $5 million State Government initiative designed to deliver services to residents and businesses in parts of the South-West, Wheatbelt and Peel […]
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ final Internet Activity Survey was published this week and indicates downloads are continuing to grow rapidly.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) recently announced its final set of rules to improve the experience for Australians shifting to the National Broadband Network (NBN) were in effect and the Authority is now turning more of its attention to industry compliance. Image: Pexels A series of rules have been rolled out over the […]
Melbourne-based ISP Lightning Broadband appeared on 7 News across Australia last night, demonstrating how fast its non-NBN internet service is. The following screenshot from the segment shows the speed at which an apartment building in Melbourne is connected via Lightning Broadband – a staggering off-the-dial reading of 5,000Mbps+. “We over-engineer the network so there’s no […]
Tiwi Islanders can look forward to more reliable communications after the Northern Territory Government announced early this week it was investing $8.5 million to establish a 60km undersea optic fibre cable to the Islands. Image: Google The Tiwi Islands are situated 80 km to the north of Darwin. The two inhabited islands are Melville and […]
A recently released report indicates a significant percentage of Australian small and medium businesses didn’t find a switch to the NBN smooth sailing. The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s “NBN consumer experience: Households and businesses—the end-to-end journey” report follows on from a snapshot provided earlier this year of households. Image: OpenClipart-Vectors 1,153 small and medium-sized […]