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NBN - National Broadband Network

The National Broadband Network is how most Australians will connect to the Internet going forward.

To help you on your journey to connecting to the NBN and making the most out of your connection, we’ve got exclusive content on the best plans, best alternatives, connection guides and more.

HFC is shaping up as a nightmare for NBN and for customers alike

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Launtel boss Damian Ivereigh has savaged NBN's hybrid-fibre coax access technology (more commonly just called HFC), calling it the network's single most unreliable product. That savagery is not without cause. While most people know that NBN's Fibre to the Node...

National Broadband Network round-up: NBN tower runs on generator for two years, Sydney residents’...

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Another week goes by, and more tales of the National Broadband Network emerge, and they're usually not positives. The decision made years ago to abandon the ideal plan of fibre to (almost) every premise and switch to a lesser multi-technology...

NBN provider Launtel says it’s time for wholesale (re) connection charges to go!

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Launtel is one of the newer players in the NBN space, despite having been around for a few years. In that short space of time, Launtel has done much to shake up how the NBN could (or should) work. For starters,...

Here’s how you can help Aussie Broadband monitor NBN performance

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One of the most important things an NBN provider can do is monitor, improve and report on the performance of its network and its customer experiences. After all, no one wants a poor performing NBN connection. One of the ways...

Could Felix Mobile replace your NBN connection for small users?

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Felix Mobile is a brand new telco operating in the mobile space and made a bit of a splash when it launched, offering unlimited data for $35 a month. As with all deals, though, there was a catch - that...

New NBN plan? Get a free 7 day trial from Launtel, up to 25%...

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It's a new month, a new year, and there's always bargains to be found in meeting our daily needs. You can always find a good deal on a new mobile plan, and the same is true of the NBN...

D-Link DIR-2150 Review — Affordable, powerful and simple connectivity

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In an ever-increasingly connected world, there are higher needs and expectations on our core hardware. But there are also users who don’t have extreme needs for 30+ connected devices. So, believe it or not, not everyone needs a high-end...

How to: Keeping your NBN running during a power outage

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In our modern age of connectedness, we feel increasingly disconnected when the internet doesn't work, and if you suffer a power outage, everything without a battery in your house will pretty much stop working. Annoyingly, this includes your NBN connection,...

The NBN is “built and fully operational”, news to Ausdroid readers

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Just before Christmas, when the media was mostly focused elsewhere (including NSW's own COVID outbreak), the government made the somewhat surprising announcement that the National Broadband Network rollout was "built and fully operational". Of course, we knew better, but ran...

Australian Government declares NBN ‘built and fully operational’; quarter of a million homes can’t...

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The inevitable progression of Australia's National Broadband Network from public to private ownership is one step closer today, with the government declaring that the network is "built and fully operational". Earlier this morning, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher made the announcement,...

Weekend Warrior: Telstra makes traffic optimisation for gaming really simple

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If you're heavily into gaming there's a good chance you understand the concepts of lag and how it's better to use local servers than those overseas, but not everyone does. Equally, there's plenty of ways you can optimise your home...

If you’ve got Fibre NBN, D-Link WiFi can help get decent speed on all...

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After so many years of living in Australia's Internet backwater, I'd not really paid an awful lot of attention to how higher performance home networking had evolved and how it mattered to getting a good experience. After all, when...

Forget 5G, even 4G might give NBN a run for its money in consumers’...

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As someone who's relied on 4G internet for two years because we lived in a place that NBN forgot (thanks, shady developers) I never really thought I'd pen a story about mobile wireless rivalling fixed line services. I certainly never...

ACCC says NBN speeds have never been faster than in October 2020

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We've all relied on the NBN a lot this year to deliver fast internet speeds while we work from home instead of the office, and rather fortunately for most, NBN has delivered. In its latest Measuring Broadband Australia report, the...

Asus Zen Wi-Fi XT8 review – Mesh Wi-Fi with everything you need now and...

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You can still get a plain old broadband router, but if you’ve even got a hint of Wi-Fi coverage issues in your house you should consider mesh as an option. It’s not just because of the better coverage, it...

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