The Budget And Broadband

April 5th, 2019.

There wasn’t a lot announced in Budget 2019/20 concerning connectivity in Australia for city folks, but some in the bush will see funding headed their way.

Broadband In Australia – Why Upload Speeds Matter

March 29th, 2019.

When comparing broadband plans, many Australians may focus on download speeds, but upload rates matter too – increasingly so.

The Greens Commit To Fixing The NBN

March 22nd, 2019.

The NBN – can The Greens fix it? They say yes they can. Early this week the party announced its policy initiative for the National Broadband Network.

No Quick NBN Fix Under Labor

March 15th, 2019.

Those hoping a change in Australia’s Government will also mean a positive change to the National Broadband Network – and soon after – may be a little disappointed.

Australia’s Fixed Broadband Speed Rankings Plummet

March 8th, 2019.

Maybe the snail is an exaggeration, but while Australia’s broadband speeds are getting better, those of other nations are improving more – leaving us even further behind.

Lightning Broadband Heads To Perth!

March 4th, 2019.

Lightning Broadband’s sudden entry into Perth’s internet connectivity market will come as a surprise to many – and has been a surprise for the company as well.

ACCC Report Highlights Australian Data Hunger Growth

March 1st, 2019.

Data consumption continued to climb rapidly over 2017-18 according to a new report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Copper Casualty – Telstra To Start Pulling The Plug On ISDN Services This Year

February 21st, 2019.

The demise of ISDN may be closing in, but that doesn’t mean those migrating from it are confined to NBN-based alternatives.

More Australians Opting For Faster Broadband Plans

February 15th, 2019.

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.

Lightning Broadband’s Project Pipeline Numbers Pop

February 5th, 2019.

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.

Lightning Broadband’s Lynbrook Tower Upgrade

January 29th, 2019.

Times and technology change – and Melbourne ISP Lightning Broadband is committed to keeping up with both.

Lightning Broadband Announces Its Biggest Project Yet

January 23rd, 2019.

Melbourne’s Lightning Broadband team are ready and raring to go for the company’s biggest apartment connectivity project so far.

Loon Sports New Advisory Board

January 18th, 2019.

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.

Fibre Broadband On Mt. Everest Soon?

January 11th, 2019.

Recently published standards from the ITU could help bring high-speed broadband services to some remote rural communities, using lightweight, terabit-capable optical cable.

Australia’s Government Spruiks Regional Broadband Progress

December 28th, 2018.

Federal Minister for Communications Senator Bridget McKenzie said yesterday that 2018 has seen regional Australians connected “like never before”.

Kiwis Flocking To Fibre Broadband

December 21st, 2018.

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.

Tiwi Islands Fibre Project Moving Along

December 13th, 2018.

The Northern Territory Government reports a major project milestone for the Tiwi Islands fibre optic connection to Darwin is complete.

FTTH Council Europe Decries “Fake Fibre”

December 7th, 2018.

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 And 5G : Snubbed In Australia, Kneecapped In NZ

November 30th, 2018.

Huawei is continuing to have a huge deal of trouble kicking goals relating to 5G in our neck of the woods. 

Lightning Broadband Making Geelong Debut

November 22nd, 2018.

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.

Faster Broadband Plans Gaining Ground Among NBN Users

November 16th, 2018.

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.

Australian Fixed Line Broadband Speeds Improving (But Not For All)

November 9th, 2018.

While fixed line broadband speeds in Australia are generally improving, some Australians are still experiencing substantially lower performance than their plan indicates.

Lightning Broadband Delivers Internet Connectivity Via Crane

November 2nd, 2018.

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.

A Billion Fixed Broadband Connections

October 26th, 2018.

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 […]

Australia’s TIO Releases Annual Report

October 19th, 2018.

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 […]

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