You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as data loss and latency to ensure a smooth connection.
Millions of households are expected to gain access to upgraded internet connections, with speeds of up to one gigabit per second (if you’re willing to pay for the plan).
Lack of speed kills: finally NBN Co is thinking about a genuinely 21st century offering for customers.
The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.
Living in an urban centre is no guarantee for new NBN technology.
Around half of homes in three major Australian cities only have access to very old technology: hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC). For them, access to the NBN fibre network remains only a fairy tale.
The NBN is on the path to being privatised after construction finishes.
The NBN is on track to be privatised after the infrastructure is completed, but there are a number of other options that would retain the benefits of its disruption of the telecommunications market.
Ongoing cost, technology and customer service problems have damaged the NBN brand.
Malcolm Turnbull may be happy with his NBN connection, but many Australians aren’t. And with an increasing number of alternatives on offer, the NBN could become a white elephant in Australian cities.
Telstra will compensate more than 42000 customers for slow NBN speeds.
Australia’s problems with the national broadband network run deeper than what can be solved through an investigation or more monitoring. Maybe we were just too optimistic.
How will 5G and the NBN compare?
5G will provide convenient broadband access for some internet users. But as demand grows for ultra-high-definition video streaming, the NBN will remain the network of choice for most customers
Scott Morrison on Tuesday said reform was harder now than in the 1990s.
Just as the government hopes it is making progress on the energy conundrum, it finds itself struggling on another front of deep public disgruntlement – the NBN. The rollout of what’s generally considered…
Another day, another report. Will it change Australia’s NBN?
The first Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network’s report will please few.
The NBN’s multi-technology mix seems unlikely to deliver the same internet quality to everyone.
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The National Broadband Network was meant to provide greater equity of digital access. So far, it’s not looking good.
The national broadband network promised by the incoming Rudd government was politicised from the start.
The highly politicised nature of the NBN has led to a lack of transparency that makes it even harder to fix the mess that has been made of this vital national infrastructure.
Qantas is currently trialling its new satellite broadband inflight service.
Customers on land and in the sky are placing increasing demands on Skymuster satellites for broadband Wi-Fi delivery - can NBC Co deliver?
The National Broadband Network comes to Hobart.
The NBN could offer faster broadband to more people if it could widen its planned Fibre to the Curb rollout.
Which NBN plan should you use to connect to the internet?
As more people gain access to the National Broadband Network, so more plans are on offer. Here’s how to pick the best plan for your needs.
Bailey Brooks, who lives on her family’s station 400km south of Alice Springs, won nbn Co’s national drawing competition with an illustration of the SkyMuster satellite. But is the satellite enough for her family?
A new coalition of bodies representing regional Australia is calling on the government to help guarantee better access to the internet and the networked economy.
Australia’s is spending billions of dollars a national infrastructure ‘that just about meets demand today’.
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It is not too late to change the current direction of Australia’s NBN from one that just meets today’s demands, to one that we need for the future.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is seen on a smart phone.
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If Australia needs to build a broadband infrastructure that would lift its global rankings, would Labor’s NBN plan help do that?
Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare (left) and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (right).
Now the ALP has released its much-anticipated National Broadband Network policy, it gives voters a chance to see how the Coalition and the Opposition’s plans compare.
Jason Clare says the government’s ‘second-rate copper NBN’ will not meet the needs of Australians in the future.
Under the Labor NBN plan up to two million extra homes will get fibre-to-the-premise without additional cost to the government.