Complaints might be lower, but at least on one metric, seven telcos are running in the opposite direction.
Perhaps the national broadband wholesaler does have a sense of social responsibility after all.
Vocus has accused NBN of using the latest lockdown as an opportunity to profiteer.
Labor references its own contracting disaster as subcontractors detail issues at the coalface of NBN work.
CEO Stephen Rue says the broadband wholesaler is engaged in ongoing discussions about low-income products.
As Australian telcos advertise higher speeds on NBN plans, the ability to hit those speeds during evenings has taken a dive.
Another NBN corporate plan, another revision downwards for its finances.
Number of residential customers on Aussie Broadband lines now sits at 363,000, as business and wholesale almost doubled to 37,500.
Money from the state Connecting Victoria program is being siphoned off into the Victorian NBN State Program Fund for infrastructure upgrades across the state.
Watchdog is happy that speeds and capacity are up, but will wait to see what happens when NBN promos finish.
The root cause of customers being sold plans at speeds their connections will never reach lays at the feet of NBN, Telstra CEO Andy Penn said.
Revenue has increased 21% and EBITDA has turned around by AU$2 billion for NBN.
Direction from minister comes as Australian telcos limited to 40% of low-band sub-1GHz spectrum in upcoming auction.
Trio of telcos alleged to have made misleading claims about their 50Mbps and 100Mbps fibre-to-the-node plans.
People are complaining about NBN cable connections as technician appointments get missed or cancelled.
National ICT Australia (NICTA) has thrown its doors open for the seventh time in as many years, inviting all to see what's next in cutting-edge technology and also to open the Digital Productivity Showcase, a demonstration of future applications that will likely use and show the capabilities of the National Broadband Network.
We often get asked what we've seen this year in technology, so what better way to tell the story than with a round-up of the year's photos?
The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has opened its Network Operations and Test Facility (NOTF), which it calls the "nerve centre" of the NBN. Take a walk with ZDNet Australia to see what the back end of Australia's biggest network will be like.
In our ongoing testing of wireless ADSL2+ modem/routers, we bring you the top 10 so far. Of course, everyone has a horror story about each, so feel free to comment below on the frustration within.
Today's Annual General Meeting marked an historic day for Telstra as shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favour of the $11 billion deal with the National Broadband Network Company. ZDNet Australia was there to catch all the action.
The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has unveiled its fibre roll-out plans for the next 12 months and has released maps of the next 19 sites set to get fibre.
ASG Group has launched its $10.3 million datacentre and $3.6 million cloud computing facility in Perth today, which it claims will withstand a one in 100-year flood event.
Townsville, not Armidale was set to be the mainland launch site for the National Broadband Network (NBN), but when Tropical Cyclone Yasi hit, Armidale stepped up, according to NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley.
The CeBIT 2011 action is over now, with stalls being dismantled in front of the ZDNet Australia team's eyes last night. But while it was alive, it was bustling and full of tech. Take a look at some of the stalls we visited.
The National Broadband Network (NBN) was officially launched at Armidale today by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Independent MP Tony Windsor.
Prysmian Telecom Cables and Systems was awarded a contract of up to $300 million this week to supply fibre-optic cables for the National Broadband Network (NBN). NBN Co head Mike Quigley visited the company's Dee Why factory after the announcement.
Work is well underway in putting fibre in the ground of the first mainland roll-out sites for the Federal Government's $37.5 billion National Broadband Network project. ZDNet Australia took a trip to one of the sites to see how the project was unfolding.
The CSIRO and National ICT Australia in conjunction with the New South Wales Government yesterday launched a new multimillion-dollar broadband research lab in Marsfield designed to develop applications for the National Broadband Network.
Fibre-optic backbone specialist Nextgen Networks has installed over 8000km of its own fibre across Australia, but its current role as prime contractor for the government's 6000km Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) has given it a high profile in the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll-out, especially now that the provider has reached its halfway point.
We took a trip down to Ingleburn to Australia's largest media broadcast facility, MediaHub. ZDNet Australia had a chat with its chief, Andrew Hogg, and dived behind the lines to have a peek at its server-heavy backline.
Transit link measuring 60kms took a year to get back up.
NBN, Concerotel, and Zetifi pick up grants to test ways to make calling better for the bush.
It is a world-first, NBN says.
For instances where fibre to the curb only connects one home.
All four telcos hit with enforceable undertakings by ACMA, but Telstra says the shutdown of Indian outsourced offices has impacted its compliance efforts.
As of May, almost 140,000 premises with FttN could not hit 25Mbps.
Statutory Infrastructure Provider regime now makes NBN the default network provider.
Money to be directed to low-income households with children at school and struggling small and medium-sized businesses.
ACCC to authorise and oversee the working group that will coordinate financial support and congestion strategies.
An extra 45GB available for regular NBN satellite users, while applications like Skype and Facebook to be removed from the SkyMuster Plus data cap.
Other plans to receive up to 15% overhead to cater for higher layers of TCP/IP stack.
NBN CEO Stephen Rue has said the climate is going to get worse and it is a serious focus for the company.
Telco uses a combination of its own fibre and NBN business satellite to serve much of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology footprint.
Telco wants NBN to avoid direct engagement with end-users and to not overbuild existing enterprise fibre.
NetComm have offered a small scale DSLAM designed for hotels, serviced apartments or serviced offices. We found it to be a very robust device which is easy to deploy and manage.
3's new mobile broadband card is almost a no-brainer: It sprints along on 3's current 3G network and will kick into overdrive following the 3.6Mbps HSDPA network overhaul, slips into notebook ExpessCard and PC Card slots and to top it off, has exceptional pricing plans.
iBurst is a superb wireless broadband solution that's highly useful for the mobile business user, but users who don't require portability will likely find its price to be a deal breaker.
While the speed and pricing plans make it appealing for those who aren't deskbound, Unwired's Wireless Card is cruelled by the lack of true mobility and the Sydney-only coverage, which itself is undeniably patchy.
Aggressive pricing, a slice of speed-boosting tech and a tempting 'unlimited' downloads plan puts Vodafone in pole position in the race for 3G datacard customers.
As long as you're a metropolitan broadband user, Telstra BigPond Wireless Broadband delivers well, but it can't be said to be an inexpensive broadband option.
It's not exactly cheap, but if you want wireless broadband on the go -- and critically, if you live in the right bits of the correct cities -- then it's your best current choice.
If you're a heavy phone user who can deal with having yet another home phone number, then Engin's voice box could save you serious money.