For the first time, UK cable connections were faster than fibre connections, though not by much. However, ADSL2 speeds have increased, while the speed gap between urban and rural users has narrowed.
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Technical restrictions mean that NBN Co will not be able to offer its pending fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) product in buildings where TPG Telecom has already installed FTTB services, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has confirmed. The alternatives? FTTP to the apartment – or no NBN Co service at all.
The government's audit of broadband availability may be riddled with errors and optimistic proclamations, but it lays the groundwork for the massive task ahead of the NBN's builders – even if it includes handing large swathes of Australia to HFC monopolists on a silver platter.
The Australian government requested detailed information on line lengths, ADSL port availability, and ADSL infrastructure as part of its review into Australia's broadband adequacy.
Government hopes that the $185million fiber optic submarine cable will reduce Internet cost to consumers and improve security
Government to support increased resilience and competition in international data traffic.
Former NSA contractor reportedly provided documents pointing to the U.S. government hacking of major Chinese telcos, Internet submarine cable giant Pacnet, and Chinese research institute Tsinghua University.
The UK government has announced changes to how it will enforce copyright that will allow individuals to reproduce copyrighted material for personal use.
Internode founder and iiNet Director Simon Hackett has said that the Communications Minister Stephen Conroy's plans for a government-owned subsea cable are a real worry.
In an unusual speech delivered in the US this week, Conroy has indicated that the Australian government may consider rolling out its own subsea cable if prices don't go down.
The death of the Pacific Fibre undersea cable reflects continuing risk aversion in the telecoms private sector. Given the NBN's looming bandwidth hunger, should the government step in and extend the network overseas?
One hopes that Malcolm Turnbull was deadpanning when he recently referred to the possibility of buying Telstra's copper access network, because if that's what his alternative NBN policy is based on, then the industry can kiss 15 years of hard-fought progress under deregulation goodbye.
A fibre cable cut has downed 19,000 Telstra services and 8000 ADSL services in East Maitland and the Hunter Valley.
Can someone steal all your money through a rooted phone? Is Australia being too precious about cloud in government and are we at the end of the rural ADSL price squeeze?
Sutherland Shire Council is locked in a stalemate with Optus over the $110,000 cost of a cable replacement in the shire's local shopping centre, with the council seeking legal advice after a verbal agreement went south.
BT has become the fourth company to sign a Deed of Understanding to provide parts of the technology that underpin the Public Sector Network programme
Chinese government reveals plans to digitize all cable TV networks in country by 2015, including proposal to set up national cable television network company, in efforts to spur convergence of cable TV, Internet and telecommunications, news report states.
The government has fleshed out plans that will see £200m given to organisations to set up centres to commercialise technology research
Over the past few weeks, commentators have gone to town on the rights and wrongs of Wikileaks's publication of sensitive US documents. Now we want to hear your views
The UK government is reviewing its security arrangements in the light of the publication of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables.While the UK government has only been affected by the leaks by proxy, the prime minister's national security adviser Sir Peter Ricketts has asked departmental permanent secretaries to review information technology security in government.
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