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Australian internet Guzzling data downloads explosion

Australian internet users are downloading like crazy. Photo: Jim Rice Australians’ hunger for data continues to grow, with the volume of total downloads in the final quarter of 2014 exceeding an exabyte – or 1 million terabytes – for the first time. Data released on Tuesday from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show Australians […]

April 2nd, 2015
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS IT Tags: None

HAVE YOUR DOWNLOADS BEEN SLOW LATELY, THEN PERHAPS THIS IS WHY..

SEA-ME-WE-3’s route. Web pages loading slowly? A submarine fibre-optic cable fault between Perth and Singapore could be why. Australia’s second largest DSL internet service provider iiNet is among a number of Australian providers affected by the issue that started on the SEA-ME-WE 3 cable on Sunday. “Our link between Perth and Singapore is currently not passing traffic,” […]

December 20th, 2014
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET SALES, Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

NBN Co takes over copper wiring & HFC networks from Telstra and Optus

A new deal will see NBN Co take over ownership of Telstra and Optus’ legacy copper and HFC networks, saying it will help connect customers to a “multi-technology” NBN more quickly. In a deal that has been three years in the making, NBN Co has negotiated to take over ownership of Telstra and Optus’ legacy […]

December 15th, 2014
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, GOVERNMENT Tags: , , , ,

ONE CAN SAY THAT AUSTRALIA MAY NOT BE QUITE READY FOR FULL DIGITAL

KPMG’s Richard Marrison . . . ‘If I could actually harness, extract, harness, maintain and access all of the knowledge that we have in our global organisation at the time I need it that would just be utopia.’   We all know the story: you obediently give all your information to the robot over the phone, including […]

November 28th, 2014
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, DATA & INFORMATION, INTERNET SALES, PEOPLE Tags: , , ,

NEW LIBERAL GOVERNMENT TO CUT BACK ON 500,000 HOMES FOR NATIONAL BROADBAND

NEW POLITICIANS CUTTING BACK BIG TIME ON NBN IN AUSTRALIA Construction areas will be kept from the public after rollout details were stripped from NBN Co’s website. Ready for Service dates have been revoked for more than 500,000 premises. Last year NBN Co published its rollout plan for the next three years, with details of […]

November 5th, 2013
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS IT, NATIONAL INTEREST, POLITICS PARLIAMENT Tags: None

KNOW WHERE YOUR COWS ARE AT ALL TIMES VIA BROADBAND INTERNET & SOFTWARE

COMPUTER TECH ALLOWS FARMERS MANY OPTIONS FOR THE FARM As his HiLux ute bumped over hilly farmland outside Armidale, David Lamb kept a hand on the wheel and grabbed an iPad in the other to locate his herd of 50 ”smart” cows. Each cow is fitted with a tag in its ear that transmits its […]

June 24th, 2013
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS IT, TECHNOLOGY Tags: , , , , ,

COALITION SAYS THEY CAN DO A BETTER JOB OF THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK & CHEAPER

TURNBULL & ABBOTT SAY A CHEAPER GREAT BROADBAND CAN BE THE WAY TO GO Tony Abbott says 25-Mbps NBN speeds are “more than enough” for the average household, perhaps cementing his place in the Short-sighted Hall of Fame. Even the tech experts have a tendency to underestimate our future needs with great quotes such as […]

April 10th, 2013
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS IT, INTERNET SALES, POLITICS PARLIAMENT Tags: , , , , , ,

NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK IS EXCESSIVE SPENDING SOME SAY

NATIONAL BROAD BAND BRANDED BY BY SOME AS EXTRAVAGANT IT MAY be popular now, but Labor’s $36 billion national broadband network is shaping up to be a financial disaster that will set Labor’s image back decades, rebranding it the party of waste and extravagance. That’s the view of Percy Allan, president of the Australian Institute […]

April 6th, 2012
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS IT, GOVERNMENT Tags: , , ,

PRICING SET FOR NEW NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK CONNECTION BUT STILL KEEPING COPPER LINES IN SERVICE

PRICING STRUCTURE SET FOR THE NEW NATIONAL BROADBAND SYSTEM Telstra has announced its new pricing for the national broadband network, including plans to keep customers paying for copper-based telephone connections for as long as possible. Its broadband and voice bundles range from $80 per month to $150 per month for a minimum of two years. […]

February 27th, 2012
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS IT Tags: , , , , ,

National Broadband Network gains further support as gillard launches tasmanian installation

         TASMANIAN LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK The former Tasmanian premier, David Bartlett, the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and the communications minister, Stephen Conroy, launch the NBN in Tasmania. Photo: Andrew Meares Australians supporting the high speed national broadband network (NBN) exceed opponents by more than two to one, a new survey shows. The […]

February 21st, 2012
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS IT, GOVERNMENT, POLITICS PARLIAMENT Tags: , , , , ,