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.
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.
It won’t come as any surprise telework is becoming a more common practice as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19.
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.
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has kicked off another consultation in relation to the Regional Connectivity Program.
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.
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.
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.
Even with the NBN nearly rolled out, average broadband speed in Australia is nothing to crow about compared to many other countries.
A report released by the ACCC this week shows the data consumption of Australians is continuing to increase.
Australia’s Communications Minister says there will be many lessons to learn from the impact of recent bushfires on the nation’s telecommunications networks.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched another bunch of small broadband satellites into space early this week, which will add to the growing clutter orbiting the Earth.
The cable that will deliver Queensland’s first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets was pulled onto Maroochydore Beach early this week.
Australia’s Federal Government is to spend $9 million over four years to further research and boost confidence in new telecommunications technologies – and bust related myths.
U.S. Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has pledged to spend USD $150 billion to bring fast, affordable broadband to all Americans.
The Northern Territory Government says a project extending a network of free Wi-Fi internet services for remote Territorians has been hugely popular.
Comparisons drawn between a proposed fibre broadband plan for the UK and Australia’s NBN have raised the ire of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
A recent report from the Australia Competition & Consumer Commission shows a big jump in the proportion of Australians shifting to higher speed NBN plans over the last couple of years.
It’s been a busy week for Lightning Broadband, with two deals signed involving the provision of broadband services to hundreds of apartments – including the ISP’s biggest single project to date.
Geelong’s first residential high-rise building will be occupied by Christmas – and residents of The Mercer will have access to incredibly fast broadband from the day they move in.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is taking the initial steps required to operate its Starlink satellite broadband service in Australia.
What broadband speed do you need for streaming ultra-high-definition television; i.e., 4K and 8K? Some NBN users are going to be disappointed.
A Melbourne developer is using superfast broadband offering speeds well beyond the NBN as a drawcard for a major apartment development.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for 3G – well in a few years anyway. 3G has served Australians well, but it’s time to start saying a long goodbye and fully embracing a 4G/5G future.
While Australia’s Communications Minister may be very pleased with how the NBN is going, the ACCC isn’t quite as chuffed. On Wednesday, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts Paul Fletcher said the NBN rollout was “speeding to completion”; with almost 40,000 premises being activated each week.