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NBN will change 3.7% ADSL share: iiNet

Australia's number two DSL provider iiNet currently only services 3.7 per cent of the premises, with ADSL in the first release sites passed by National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre, but the company is projecting that this will grow as the roll-out progresses.

June 8, 2011

NBN Co smooths ruffled Tassie feathers

The National Broadband Network Company has responded to criticism that it's not explaining its mission well to Tasmanian residents, saying that it had appointed a community relations manager in the state. It's also reassured those in areas to be served by wireless that existing ADSL broadband over Telstra's existing copper network won't be shut down for 10 years.

March 13, 2011 by

ACCC outs flat rate for wholesale access

The national competition regulator has broken with the differentiated pricing strategy it has used until now to set the wholesale cost of the underlying building block of ADSL broadband, instead mandating a flat rate of $16 per month for most of Australia.

March 3, 2011 by

PlusNet: FTTC broadband averaging 30Mbps speeds

PlusNet's trial of fibre-to-the-cabinet technology has produced average real-world download speeds of 30Mbps, the company has said.In a blog post inviting more people to join the super-fast broadband trial before it ends "soon", the BT-owned ISP said ADSL customers who signed up to the trial before 25 January could get FTTC broadband at the same price "for as long as they like".

January 10, 2011 by

BT Launch Race to Infinity - yes, Rural Fibre has really become a lottery.

Now for anyone who hasn't yet got a decent ADSL Broadband connection, you be glad to know (or maybe not) that if you exchange has more than a 1000 residents, you can now register your interest for converting your town from ADSL to FTTP/FTTC (Fibre to the premises/Fibre to the cab)To register your interest goto the BT Website: http://www.racetoinfinity.

October 4, 2010

Coalition unveils broadband policy

The Coalition has unveiled its $6 billion rival broadband policy to Labor's National Broadband Network project, with the central planks being a competitive backhaul network, regional and metropolitan wireless networks and an ADSL enrichment program that will target telephone exchanges without ADSL2+ broadband.

August 9, 2010 by

iiNet ups ADSL speeds with two lines

While the super-fast speeds associated with the National Broadband Network are still a while off for those outside the first sites to be rolled out, iiNet is set to offer businesses faster ADSL, with today's launch of its bonded DSL.

July 19, 2010 by

Exetel unveils NBN pricing

National internet service provider Exetel today outlined projected pricing on its National Broadband Network plans in Tasmania, which was radically different from that offered on traditional ADSL broadband plans — such as a zero cost monthly plan at 25Mbps, with downloads charged at $1 per gigabyte.

May 2, 2010 by

ISPs still buying ADSL kit

Australian internet service providers are increasing their purchases of ADSL equipment, according to Ericsson, despite the potential for the construction of the National Broadband Network to make such investments irrelevant in the long term.

February 8, 2010 by

DSLAM roll-outs continue despite NBN

Australia's telcos have not stopped rolling out broadband infrastructure such as ADSL Multiplexer (DSLAM) hardware in exchanges, despite the Federal Government's $43 billion National Broadband Network plans.

April 20, 2009 by

Optus NBN plan would kill DSLAMs humanely

Optus this week said that although it would bypass telephone exchanges and the ADSL infrastructure within them when building its National Broadband Network, it would do so in an "orderly" manner and guarantee wholesale pricing to ISPs whose assets were made redundant.

December 2, 2008 by

SA to fill Adelaide's ADSL blackspots

The South Australian government has gone to market for a telecommunications carrier to fill Adelaide's ADSL black spots until the $4.7 billion national fibre-to-the-node broadband network (NBN) gets underway.

July 28, 2008 by

ADSL at 250 megabits per second?

Some of you are old enough to remember that it was usual to catch a conversation between complete strangers when you were calling someone on the phone. This phenomenon, called cross-talk, also affects ADSL broadband connections today. But according to the Sydney Morning Herald, an Australian researcher, John Papandriopoulos, has developed an algorithm to reduce that interference. Of course, this means that ADSL connections can be faster. He says the new technology could deliver between 100 and 250 megabits per second. And it could become available worldwide within two or three years.

November 12, 2007 by

Get your hands off my Internet, Virgin!

Getting into the finer print of Virgin's broadband-over-3G plans is a little like getting up close and personal with the office hottie and then discovering they have a personal hygiene problem. Last week, Virgin launched two broadband packages using HSDPA -- high speed 3G -- as backhaul instead of the traditional ADSL used by fixed line broadband.

July 30, 2007 by

Optus to turn away customers

From 25 June, the nation's number two telco Optus will no longer sell fixed-line telephony and broadband services to consumer customers outside the planned range of its own network.The SingTel subsidiary has resold Telstra's fixed-line and ADSL broadband services nationwide for years.

April 1, 2007 by

Netspace launches ADSL2+ broadband

Internet service provider Netspace has joined the rush to provide high-speed ADSL2+ broadband around the nation. ADSL2+ is an upgraded ADSL standard that allows speeds of up to 24Mbps, compared with 8Mbps under ADSL1.

March 15, 2007 by

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