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.

Lightning Broadband Lands Its Biggest Apartment Building Project Yet

November 14th, 2019.

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.

The Mercer: Brilliant Views And Broadband

November 7th, 2019.

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.

SpaceX Seeks Australian Licences For Starlink Satellite Broadband 

November 1st, 2019.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is taking the initial steps required to operate its Starlink satellite broadband service in Australia.

Ultra-High Definition TV And Broadband Speeds

October 25th, 2019.

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.

500Mbps Broadband Attracts Melbourne Apartment Buyers

October 16th, 2019.

A Melbourne developer is using superfast broadband offering speeds well beyond the NBN as a drawcard for a major apartment development.

Telstra Announces Cutoff Date For 3G

October 10th, 2019.

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.

ACCC Wants Further NBN Improvements

October 4th, 2019.

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.

Lightning Broadband Cashed Up For Next Stage Of Growth

September 26th, 2019.

Melbourne-headquartered Lightning Broadband has secured a substantial funding facility to support its national rollout of high speed fibre internet to greenfield residential and commercial developments.

Communications Minister: 5G Not A Significant Threat To NBN

September 20th, 2019.

Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts Paul Fletcher doesn’t think 5G poses much of a threat to the NBN. Fair enough. But his reasoning requires some correction.

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