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Speedtest data shows NBN speed delivery continues to slowly improve

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If you look at the global situation right now, we've got it pretty good here in Australia. The biggest problems we face are political, or first world problems like Internet connectivity. Now...

Speedtest shows NBN data delivery speeds are getting better, at least temporarily…

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When it comes to broadband options, we're not exactly leading the pack when you look at global data. But the latest data from the Speedtest Global Index shows Australia's NBN fixed broadband speeds...

Amazon’s Eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi system could supercharge your NBN connection

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If you're updating your router or have your first Internet connection going in, you're probably evaluating whether to go with a router or mesh option. Once you've made that decision, you'll be delving...

Measuring Broadband Australia confirms what NBN Fixed Wireless customers know – the service sucks

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a quarterly Measuring Broadband Australia report for a few years now, and it's been a good barometer of the National Broadband Network's performance and customer satisfaction. This...

NBN rollout of HFC confirmed to recommence, but not soon enough if you’re waiting...

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For users awaiting connection to the NBN, but trapped by the shortage of HFC modems there is some good news light at the end of the tunnel. This just added to the nightmare...

Opinion: The line between automation and laziness is getting very blurry

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Well, we’re here in a very connected, digital world with so much electronics around us to make life easier. But with some recent events, I started asking myself a few questions about smart home...

NBN Co consulting with the potential for FTTC connections having gigabit speed in the...

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The fractured delivery of NBN connections across Australia has caused excessively disparate speeds between neighbourhoods. The lucky folk on FTTP can choose their speeds with reckless abandon, with other connection types being far more restricted...

The free NBN speed upgrade is a double edged sword for heavy data users

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Over the next 6 month or so, many NBN users will be getting a free speed upgrade through their retail providers. We’ve seen the vast majority of NBN retailers offering this upgrade, providing...

Waiting for an NBN HFC connection? Orders to resume in May 2021

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We reported a little while ago that NBN Co had paused new activations for HFC customers following a worldwide shortage of the required components to make its HFC modems. Well, the resumption of HFC...

The huge number of Australians wanting NBN fibre upgrades will surprise you

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The original promise of the NBN was fibre to just about everybody, but politicians of various persuasions saw to it that this didn't quite happen. Fortunately, now, there's a plan for NBN Co to get...

iiNet quick to offer NBN connection upgrades to existing customers and discounts for new...

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We're seeing a bit of a pricing battle emerge among the NBN retail providers at the moment. Aussie Broadband were first to jump with others, including iiNet quickly following. The promotion brings the price...

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...

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...

NBN Co no longer charging for technology upgrade quotes

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Who doesn't want faster Internet? Unfortunately many of us are limited to the type of technology used for the NBN in our area. NBN Co have always offered the ability to pay...

Speetest data shows that Australia’s mobile broadband speeds are world leading, fixed broadband not...

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In the past, we've taken a look at our fixed and mobile broadband services, their capacity and how NBN stacks up globally. While it's still nowhere near world-leading, the average speeds delivered by...

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