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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...

Telstra’s NBN offerings are set to get better with no extra cost to consumers

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Telstra is one of several big players in the NBN field, but they also have their eyes set on being the player to beat. Earlier we saw the targeted approach to 5G home...

NBN Co predicts only 400,000 will order gigabit fibre by 2024, no upgrades before...

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While it will invest in rolling fibre out in Fibre to the Node areas covering some two million households over the next few years, NBN Co is predicting a much smaller uptake of faster,...

More NBN good news starts to emerge – will offer instant online quotes for...

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While yesterday's NBN news was mostly good news for all users of Australia's National Broadband Network, there were a number of changes to be found in the finer print after the Minister Paul Fletcher...

NBN changes coming to bring the National Broadband Network up to 1Gbps for most...

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It's almost trite to talk about how the original plans for Australia's National Broadband Network didn't quite work out the way it was intended, and there's also not all that much argument that the...

NBN to continue with boosted bandwidth to providers until November 2020

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Earlier in the year, NBN Co announced that they would expand Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity by 40% during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was -- in the short term -- a response to...

Feeling the need for NBN speed? Just craving fibre? Technology Choice can get you...

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A lot of water has gone under the bridge since Australia's National Broadband Network was conceived, changed, and ultimately implemented. What started as a grand vision (perhaps unrealistic) for near universal fibre to every...

NBN Co’s COVID data support offer expires soon. What’s next higher bills or slower...

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In a little over three weeks the NBN Co's extended offer of increased data capacity to network providers is coming to an end. In the face of a second peak and the likelihood of...

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