To blame Australia's drop in the Akamai State of the Internet ranking for peak and average broadband speeds on the government's decision to move away from fibre to the premises for the NBN defies reality.
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Using DOCSIS 3.1, Comcast has announced plans to offer 1 gigabit per second download speeds over the hybrid fibre-coaxial network in 2015.
BT is looking at delivering fibre into basements as a way to fix up slow broadband in cramped parts of London.
Telstra will hand over ownership of its copper and hybrid fibre-coaxial networks to NBN Co for the multi-technology mix network under a new deal signed on Sunday.
Optus has announced the availability of a new data cable broadband bundle for customers that are being serviced by its hybrid fibre-coaxial cable network.
A new ITU standard will bring fibre broadband closer to premises, providing access speeds of 500Mbps to 1Gbps at distances of up to 100m from new distribution points.
The Italian region of Bologna is showing how local councils can help speed up fibre rollouts.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that NBN Co will soon release an audited historical cost per premises passed for the fibre-to-the-home network to show the actual cost of the network rollout up until the multi-technology mix switch.
Connecting to New Zealand's new Ultra-Fast Broadband network has become cheaper with fixed-price contracts.
The G20 network needed fibre services with more than 15Mbps download speeds to keep delegates, media, and volunteers happy, according to the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
The Dutch telco has bought out its joint venture partner, becoming sole owner of the fibre broadband provider.
The Australian government's push to make the National Broadband Network a mixture of technologies will likely become a landmark that is followed by other countries, according to Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes.
National Broadband Network aggregator Nextgen is blaming system changes for the company needing to increase prices and cease offering its product to new customers.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has begun reporting a rise in complaints from customers connecting to the National Broadband Network.
Work is under way to bring the National Broadband Network to 200,000 homes and businesses in NSW and Queensland as the national trail enters a new phase, the company has said.
The move to a multi-technology mix for the National Broadband Network means that Telstra's structural separation should be reviewed, according to Optus' head of regulatory and corporate affairs David Epstein.
Average broadband speeds in New Zealand have nearly doubled since the beginning of 2013, according to network operator Chorus.
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.
Commonwealth Bank's CIO David Whiteing has warned that there are a number of security risks associated with migrating ATM and Eftpos banking services from Telstra's network to the NBN fibre.
Thirty five years ago the UK could have started the process of wiring up the country with fibre optic broadband. That never happened - but what's the situation now?
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