Cash For Telecommunications Emergency Resilience

May 14th, 2020.

Following a recent report on the impact of Australia’s horrendous bushfire season on telecommunications, the Federal Government has announced a telecoms resiliency package.

Bushfire Telecommunications Review Report Released

May 6th, 2020.

A recently published report summarises the impact of Australia’s recent bushfire crisis on telecommunications services.

“Sun Visor” Trial For SpaceX Starlink Broadband Satellites

May 1st, 2020.

SpaceX will be trialing some new tricks with its broadband satellites in an effort to stop annoying some folks and freaking out others here on terra firma.

More Mobile Broadband Coverage For The Bush

April 24th, 2020.

182 new base stations are to be installed in locations throughout regional and remote Australia under Round 5 of the $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

Getting Started With Video Conferencing

April 17th, 2020.

In this stay-at-home era, video conferencing for businesses has exploded in popularity – and thankfully, it’s neither difficult to use (for the most part) nor expensive to maintain visual contact with employees and colleagues. In fact, some businesses will find it won’t cost them anything.

COVID-19 And 5G – Conspiracy Theories Go Too Far

April 10th, 2020.

Sometimes conspiracy theories can be amusing. But linking communications technology 5G to COVID-19 is not one of them.

The Mark Making Its Mark With Superfast Broadband

April 1st, 2020.

Residents and tenants have begun moving into The Mark – and moving on to truly superfast broadband.

COVID-19: Streaming Services Doing Their Bit

March 27th, 2020.

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.

Is The NBN Coronavirus-Ready?

March 20th, 2020.

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.

Telework Ramping Up During The COVID-19 Challenge

March 13th, 2020.

It won’t come as any surprise telework is becoming a more common practice as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Lightning Broadband’s Building Blitz Barreling Ahead

March 3rd, 2020.

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.

Regional Connectivity Program Consultation

February 28th, 2020.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has kicked off another consultation in relation to the Regional Connectivity Program.

“Broadband Tax” Looks Set For Australia

February 21st, 2020.

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.

NT Moving Into “Terabit Territory”

February 10th, 2020.

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.

Lightning Broadband Coming To Canberra!

February 4th, 2020.

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.

Australia Continues To Lag On Average Broadband Speed

January 31st, 2020.

Even with the NBN nearly rolled out, average broadband speed in Australia is nothing to crow about compared to many other countries.

Australians Still Data Hungry – Broadband Appetite Won’t Be Satiated

January 24th, 2020.

A report released by the ACCC this week shows the data consumption of Australians is continuing to increase.

Australia’s Bushfire Crisis And Telecommunications: “Lessons To Learn”

January 17th, 2020.

Australia’s Communications Minister says there will be many lessons to learn from the impact of recent bushfires on the nation’s telecommunications networks.

Another Batch Of Broadband Satellites Shot Into Space

January 10th, 2020.

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.

Sunshine Coast Cable Reaches Maroochydore’s Shore

December 27th, 2019.

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.

Australian Government To Address 5G Concerns

December 20th, 2019.

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.

Bernie Pledges Fast Broadband For All

December 12th, 2019.

U.S. Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has pledged to spend USD $150 billion to bring fast, affordable broadband to all Americans.

Free Wi-Fi Internet Expansion A Hit In Remote NT Communities

December 5th, 2019.

The Northern Territory Government says a project extending a network of free Wi-Fi internet services for remote Territorians has been hugely popular.

Kevin Rudd Rebuts British Broadband Plan Comparison

November 29th, 2019.

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.

Australians Feeling The Need For Broadband Speed

November 22nd, 2019.

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.

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