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Thursday, 03 Sep 2015

NBN Doubles Telco Revenue

From a reported $60 million revenue in telecommunications by the National Broadband Network, the NBN has doubled its revenue for the 2014-2015 financial year, posting a revenue of $161 million.

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Thursday, 20 Aug 2015

NBN Offering TV through Greenfields Fibre

Developers will have the chance to drop aerial cables for free to air TV in their greenfields developments by way of offering the infrastructure through nbn fibre plans – this according to nbn (the company behind the National Broadband Network).

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Friday, 14 Aug 2015

North-West Coast enjoying NBN Fixed Wireless benefits

Web users from the Coast have reported a major improvement in their Internet connections speeds as nbn™ fixed wireless plans become available in their area.

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Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015

More copper network closures as NBN moves in

Areas covered by NBN fibre can expect another batch of copper phone network closures as the supposed end of the old copper network takes place on Friday, the 14th of August.

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Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015

Invitation to attend the NBN community info night

Port Augusta residents are invited to attend the NBN community info night on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Central Oval Conference (upstairs) Room. It will happen from 2pm to 3:30pm.

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Friday, 07 Aug 2015

NBN to open more jobs

As the National Broadband Network continues to be rolled out, the company behind the project, nbn, together with its construction partners, will launch a $40-million training and recruitment program to double the workforce involved in the network rollout.

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Monday, 03 Aug 2015

Community meetings set to discuss nbn™ fixed wireless rollout details

Gladstone regional area residents will soon be connected to the NBN as nbn™’s Fixed Wireless service begins to be rolled out in their area. Community meetings are set for this week in order to inform residents about this latest development.

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Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015

NBN goes live in Childers region

The NBN fixed wireless service is now available to residents of Apple Tree Creek, Childers, Horton, North and South Isis, and Redridge.

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Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015

NBN™ hits service target

NBN™, the company responsible for the rollout of the National Broadband Network, has succeeded in reaching its target for the number of serviceable premises on the NBN.

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Thursday, 23 Jul 2015

Smoother NBN transition sought for end users

A public consultation on the MAP (Migration Assurance Policy) draft for the National Broadband Network has been launched by the Federal Government. The policy aims to provide framework for end users to have a better experience and to make a smoother transition to NBN fixed line services from their old copper network.

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Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015

600,000 Regional areas set for Internet upgrade

Internet upgrade is coming to the bush as nbn™ continues to progress with its NBN rural rollout.

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Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015

NBN fixed wireless service is world class

Ballarat and surrounds are just some of the areas with access to one of the leading Internet services in the world – the National Broadband Network fixed wireless service.

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Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015

Noosa seeks advanced NBN rollout

This month, nbn™ representatives will have a meeting with CCIQ (Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland) Noosa together with local business organisations and stakeholders in what residents and business owners hope to result in an advanced NBN rollout in the region.

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Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015

Turnbull praises NBN for recent rollout targets

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull praised the NBN for its efforts in delivering the NBN rollout on its targeted premises over the past months that are now able to order NBN services.

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Monday, 13 Jul 2015

NBN Tower Approved by Parkes Shire Council

A proposed NBN Tower was approved by the Parkes Shire Council despite concerns from residents of its negative impact on landscape obstruction, citing the greater good in boosting internet connectivity around the area.

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Wednesday, 08 Jul 2015

NSW government support sought for Armidale data centre

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is seeking to get support from the New South Wales Government for a data centre in Armidale should plans for that sort of digital storage facility move forward.

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Friday, 03 Jul 2015

Mungar NBN tower construction underway

Construction has started for a new NBN tower in Mungar.

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Thursday, 02 Jul 2015

NBN™ gets green light to absorb copper

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given their approval, in the form of a rubber stamp, for NBN™ to absorb Telstra’s copper for FTTN (fibre-to-the-node) broadband.

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Monday, 29 Jun 2015

NBN coming to Mornington and Mt. Martha

Mornington and Mt. Martha residents will soon have access to the National Broadband Network as announced by NBN™ last Wednesday.

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Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015

Warracknabeal outskirts now on the NBN

The NBN’s fixed wireless service has been switched on in the outskirts of Warracknabeal, giving residents access to faster broadband through the National Broadband Network.

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Friday, 19 Jun 2015

Rockhampton premises next in line for the NBN

The National Broadband Network is coming to over 10,000 premises in Rockhampton as work to deliver the NBN has started in the area.

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Thursday, 18 Jun 2015

GranTechies are taking over the Internet

Recent research by NBN™ has revealed that Aussie grandparents are among the growing number of tech users in Australia, with 61 percent of them on Facebook to connect with family and friends, and 35 percent using video calling apps in order to keep in touch with grandchildren.

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Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015

NBN™ new contracting model is incentive-based

Construction contractors are in for a more competitive environment where the National Broadband Network rollout is concerned – this after NBN™ announced the changes it has made to its contracting model.

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Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015

Coffs Coast Premises Approaching Copper Wire Deadline

Over 2,900 premises in Coffs Coast are included in the 23,000 nationally that’s set to hit the deadline for disconnecting copper phone lines as part of the compulsory move to the National Broadband Network.

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Friday, 05 Jun 2015

National Broadband Network coming to Stirling

The Stirling electorate will soon have access to the NBN as construction to get over 15,000 properties connected to the network is set to begin in the coming months ahead.

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Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015

NBN gets on the IoT think-tank

NBN™, the company responsible for the National Broadband Network, has joined the Communications Alliance IOT (Internet of Things) Think-Tank as part of the executive council while the group works on preparations for a key decision-setting workshop which will look at strategies for developing the IoT in Australia.

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Monday, 01 Jun 2015

NBN rollout continues to expand

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is coming to another 3,400 premises in the Wellington and Gulgong areas over the next few months as NBN™ continues the expansion of its multi-technology mix (MTM) rollout.

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Friday, 29 May 2015

More Kadina residents get on the NBN

More areas in the Kadina region are set to get connected as additional NBN fixed wireless Internet service goes live for some 381 residents at the end of this month.

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Residents seek approval for Lynwood NBN tower

Melanie Kirkby, a primary school teacher and mother of four, said over 200 kids in the Uralba area would be deprived of access to important Internet services should the application be refused.


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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Homeleigh residents closer to the National Broadband Network

207 residents are set to get connected to the National Broadband Network as fixed wireless construction has begun in the area, this according to Page MP Kevin Hogan.

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Friday, 22 May 2015

New Fixed Wireless Tower in Wide Bay to Extend NBN Reach

Twelve months is the estimated time to bring the NBN to phone companies and Internet providers so that broadband and phone services will become available to residents and business owners in the area.

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Tower might allow wireless broadband access around Tawonga South

Hills and valleys surrounding Mount Beauty and Tawonga South are no strangers to poor TV reception and mobile phone coverage.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Coffs Coast NBN rollout continues

There are now over 600 new NBN connections at Upper Orara and Sapphire Beach as the National Broadband Network fixed wireless rollout continues to progress at rapid speed across Coffs Coast.

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Friday, 15 May 2015

NBN coming soon to Norwest Business Park

The National Broadband Network, after years and years of lobbying from local businesses, is finally coming to Norwest Business Park. Construction is set to begin by May 2016.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Redland Bay residents guaranteed NBN connection in 2016

Before July next year, Redland Bay residents can expect to get connected to the National Broadband Network – this after receiving an ironclad guarantee of NBN in 2016.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

NBN optic fibre coming to Barcoo and Diamantina communities

Optic fibre will soon arrive in Barcoo and Diamantina Shire after mayors Julie Groves and Geoff Morton met with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Deputy PM Warren Truss on Saturday in Longreach.

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Friday, 08 May 2015

Australian agricultural sector benefits from better Information and Communication Technologies ICTs

Australian farmers who adopt better Internet and telecommunications technology are set to gain greater revenue growth.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Over 2500 East Mainland premises switched on to the NBN

Residents and business owners in East Maitland can now sign up for NBN-enabled services as nbn™ made the announcement that over 2500 homes and businesses in Maitland are now NBN-ready.

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Monday, 04 May 2015

Fast broadband potential to businesses explored in Illawarra

Big companies may soon be coming to Wollongong and Kiama as more and more premises become connected to the NBN – 18,000 premises to be exact.

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Thursday, 30 Apr 2015

NBN Co undergoes major brand revamp

NBN Co, the company behind the construction of the National Broadband Network, is in the process of a major brand overhaul which includes new nationwide advertising campaigns that aim to revive the public’s interest in the colossal infrastructure project.

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Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015

Noosa on the fast track to the NBN

Noosa Mayor Noel Playford is delighted with the rate at which the NBN rollout is progressing in their town. He believes giving the 22,000 locals of the town access to the National Broadband Network will help boost the local economy and benefit them all.

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Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015

NBN Co sets sights on improved wireless speeds

NBN Co’s newest pilot program promises rural and regional Australia customers lightning fast Internet speeds on its fixed wireless network.

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Monday, 27 Apr 2015

NBN rollout ongoing in Calare

NBN Co’s latest update, which was released last Friday, states that an additional 1,103 Calare premises are set to gain access to the National Broadband Network and to NBN-powered Internet services. This was announced by Local FM for Calare, John Cobb.

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Friday, 24 Apr 2015

Dundathu and Tinana residents welcome the NBN

Construction has begun to further extend the NBN through new fixed wireless facilities in Dundathu and Tinana West

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Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015

Wollongong leading the race to the NBN

The National Broadband Network is taking Wollongong by storm, putting it at the top of connected cities by the end of 2016.

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Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015

Digital Bundaberg Strategy: Embrace Digital Tools

Bundaberg’s Region Council is closely working with NBN Co for the planning and development of 30 fixed wireless towers to be spread across the region.

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Monday, 20 Apr 2015

Baw Baw in Line for the NBN

The Baw Baw area is expected to get on the National Broadband Network by September 2016.

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Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015

Over 11,000 NSW premises to face copper cut-off deadline this week

It is less than a week before the copper line disconnection hits its deadline, affecting more than 11,000 premises in NSW. The disconnection comes as part of the compulsory migration over to the National Broadband Network.

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Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015

3 Possible impacts of the Internet of Things in daily life

Consumers have yet to feel the presence of the Internet of things in the market today. Being in its early stages, it comes as no surprise when people say they do not fully grasp its concept just yet.

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Friday, 10 Apr 2015

NBN Co increases competitive tension for construction contracts

Billions of dollars worth of construction contracts are set to be re-signed as NBN Co revamps deals in its efforts to increase competitive tensions among the companies building the NBN.

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Thursday, 09 Apr 2015

1600 Corangamite Properties added to NBN Rollout

More properties in the Corangamite electorate are set to receive access to the National Broadband Network – 1,600 properties to be exact.

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Tuesday, 07 Apr 2015

Fernmount and Red Rock Set for NBN Rollout

NBN Co announced that 526 homes and businesses in Fernmount and Red Rock will be joining the construction schedule and will receive faster Internet upon completion of the rollout due in March of next year (2016).

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Monday, 06 Apr 2015

FTTB Officially Available on the NBN

Fibre-to-the-Building options are now being offered by NBN Co – this after a successful run of trials last year. Now, unit blocks and offices can get FTTB services on the NBN.

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Friday, 20 Mar 2015

NBN Development in Port Augusta Probed

Members of Parliament attended an enquiry aimed at the National Broadband Network development in Port Augusta. The enquiry was about the lack of information on what are the exact requirements and resources needed for the NBN rollout within the region.

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Thursday, 19 Mar 2015

Fibre-on-Demand Costs Revealed

Residents who are interested in making the switch from FTTN (fibre-to-the-Node) to FTTH (Fibre-to-the-Home) technology now know how much the switch will cost them – this after NBN Co launched the product and made the announcement of its $300 application fee and another $300 fee which will go to design and quote per premise.

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Monday, 16 Mar 2015

200 Sydney Homes at Risk of Disconnection

Some 200 households in Sydney are being advised to move to NBN phone and Internet plans as their connections to the old copper network are set to be cut this month, meaning they will soon lose their existing services.

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Friday, 13 Mar 2015

The Role of the NBN in 5G Development

In the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona from the 2nd to the 5th of March, Telstra announced the technologies that will help pave the way for its eventual evolution to 5G in the future – working with Swedish provider Ericsson to launch commercial services sometime in 2020.

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Thursday, 12 Mar 2015

NBN Co CEO says HFC can compete with Labor’s FTTP

Billow Morrow, NBN Co CEO, says the upgrade of the technology used in cable TV networks, which the government-owned Australian corporation acquired from Telstra and Optus, will allow it to compete with fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) network speeds as promised by the previous Labor government

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Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015

Successful 3.5GHz band trial to increase NBN fixed wireless capacity

NBN Co, together with Ericsson, announced the successful completion of its fixed wireless broadband trial making use of the 3.5GHz band. The companies further stated that the trial exceeded expectations.

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Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015

NBN rollout averaging over 10000 homes weekly

Roughly 10,200 homes per week are gaining access to the National Broadband Network, with NBN Co targeting an impressive one million by mid-2015.

The figures came out after NBN Co released its financial results for the six months to the end of the year, with $902 million net loss after tax.

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Friday, 06 Mar 2015

Arris beats rival Cisco for NBN contract

It was announced late last week that US-based telecom equipment manufacturer, Arris, will team up with Telstra and Optus in installing new Cable Modem termination Systems, or CMTS, and upgrading the two networks as part of NBN Co’s efforts to deliver fast broadband to all Australians sooner than expected.

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Thursday, 26 Feb 2015

An Introduction to Vectored VDSL and its Features

Vectored VDSL is a new broadband technology that delivers remarkable speeds to subscribers. Broadband services of 100Mbps over copper lines were deemed impossible in the past. Vectored VDSL has changed all that.


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Monday, 23 Feb 2015

Telstra gets the green light on its NBN migration plan

In NBN news, the Coalition government has given Telstra the go signal to lodge its revised migration plan with the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission). This paves the way for the swift implementation of NBN Co’s Multi-Technology Mix (MTM) model.

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Monday, 16 Feb 2015

NBN rollout underway in Palmerston

Good NBN news for the 1,900 households and businesses in Palmerston that are a step closer to gaining access to the network.

Residents can expect NBN Co subcontractors to be present in their streets and laying out fibre to connect premises in the new suburb of Mitchell and in Farrar. 


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Friday, 13 Feb 2015

Construction of National Broadband Network Ground Station at Ceduna Complete

Ceduna is the sole ground station location chosen in South Australia.The construction of the Ceduna ground station facility is now complete, but some work still needs to be done before its launching – this according to an NBN spokesman.

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Friday, 06 Feb 2015

NBN Co urges businesses to switch

The advantages of fast broadband range from faster upload and download, to video collaboration, and technology support for online sales and cloud computing, to name a few.

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Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015

NBN Co: Winter Hill Telecom Facilities to be Upgraded

In order to get Port Lincoln on the network, NBN Co has plans of upgrading existing Winter Hill telecommunications facilities. Work is set to begin this year, with fixed wireless Internet services expected to become available either by the end of this year, or early 2016.

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Monday, 02 Feb 2015

Murraylands residents continue wait for NBN

Mannum Waters and Wellington Marina developments already have access to fibre optic services, but the rest of Murraylands have to wait for work to start on fibre optic services – sometime between now and June 2016. The company’s rollout maps indicate that Coonalpyn and Tintinara township residents already have access to NBN wireless broadband, with Karoonda closely following suit.

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Thursday, 29 Jan 2015

NBN Co gearing up to deliver fibre to the basement services

NBN Co further announced that they have been delighted with the results of the pilot trials of their FTTB services, with users reporting high satisfaction rates with the service.

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Friday, 23 Jan 2015

The NBN is coming to Yeoval

The public is being asked to comment on NBN Co’s proposal of putting in optical fibre, satellite technology, and fixed radio wireless in the Yeoval area.

An NBN spokesperson said the network’s consultation process will involve coordinating with the Cabonne council as well as the community to determine the most favourable location for a site that will meet service requirements while remaining within the community needs.

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Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015

Inverell expected to wait another two years for NBN access

The National Broadband Network (NBN) service is still two years off for Inverell. Fixed wireless and satellite service areas have already been declared ready, and this has caused the mayor to complain about Inverell seemingly falling behind the roll out queue.

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Monday, 19 Jan 2015

NBN set to deliver fast broadband to remote areas

Over 400,000 remote homes, farms, and businesses in rural Australia await the much-anticipated midyear launch of satellite service in their areas. Two new satellites are being put into position as part of NBN Co’s rollout plan to make the service available to people residing in regions where existing phone lines underground as well as wireless transmission towers cannot be utilised to deliver fast broadband.

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Thursday, 15 Jan 2015

NBN Co Targets 2016 for HFC Launch

The company announced that in the fourth quarter of 2015, an HFC customer pilot should be up and ready, but the initial product launch will not be until the first quarter of 2016.

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Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015

Western Sydney homes and businesses next on the NBN

High-speed Internet is set to replace existing landline and Internet services in some 20,000 homes and businesses in Western Sydney as the NBN is launched in the premises.

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Wednesday, 07 Jan 2015

Rocherlea and Newnham one step closer to NBN

Last year, NBN Co released a national rollout plan which indicates the timeline that targets mid-2016 as the date when one in every three residents and business owners in Australia will be able to connect to the NBN, or at least have construction work started in their area.

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Monday, 05 Jan 2015

The NBN goes live in an additional 42 regional and rural communities

As the NBN rollouts continue to gain momentum across rural and regional Australia, the company announced that another 11,900 homes, businesses, and farms can now move onto the NBN as the network recently went live in 42 regional and rural communities.

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Monday, 22 Dec 2014

NBN Co’s latest roll out plan includes City of Busselton

NBN Co’s roll out map shows three towers in construction in the City of Busselton and these are due to be completed in the next 12 months, bringing NBN fixed wireless Victoria within the residents’ and business owners’ reach.

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Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014

List of NBN rollout locations released

MTM is the new strategy in NBN Co’s new construction plan, but those places where work was previously planned and is already underway will still fall under fibre to the premises. And some other areas will receive NBN wireless plans.

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Monday, 08 Dec 2014

Orange district gets internet service improvements in latest NBN launch in Calare

Calare NBN Wireless network has been launched and NBN provided the Orange District with upgraded internet service.

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Thursday, 04 Dec 2014

NBN pushes rollouts to reach more Queenslanders

Through its new program, towns including Port Douglas as well as Mission Beach in north Queensland are on the list, with the goal of reaching another 379,000 residences and businesses in 81 towns by June.

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Wednesday, 03 Dec 2014

Rural Australia yet to enjoy full NBN benefits

At the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that customers who had slow or inadequate broadband, including most people covered by the NBN fixed wireless broadband, are those that benefit from the NBN the most.

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Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014

NBN Rolls Out In QBN

WORK crews have been feeding high-speed internet cable into Monaro Street over the last fortnight as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout...

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

The NBN Copper Switch Off Happens Today

From tomorrow, May 23rd, the National Broadband Network will be commencing its copper switch off in different areas around Australia. 

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Parts of Melbourne Have One Month to Switch to the NBN

Home and business owners in parts of Brunswick and South Morang have around one month to switch their home and internet services over to the National Broadband Network (NBN)..

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Monday, 12 May 2014

National Broadband Network Advances in Taree

More than 2,400 more homes and businesses across areas in Taree are set to receive fast broadband.

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Friday, 09 May 2014

Broadband Connections in the Bush to Triple, says NBN Report

Demand outside fixed-line footprint up to three times greater than originally anticipated..

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014

D-Day Approaching for Landline Switch Off, Warns NBN Chief Ziggy Switkowski

A number of homes and businesses in 15 towns across Australia face having their phone and internet services cut off when copper lines that connect..

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Monday, 05 May 2014

NBN Co Hits 105 Mbps in Fibre to the Node Trials

The company has conducted tests of the FTTN technology in Umina, near Woy Woy, on the NSW Central Coast..

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Monday, 18 Nov 2013

NBN Satellite Congestion Issue

There have been reports in the press today about service congestion on the NBN Co Interim Satellite Service.  

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Monday, 11 Nov 2013

Activ8me Saves Families from 'School Holidays Internet Meltdown'.

Many parents of school-aged children experience a huge drain on their internet service every school holiday period.

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Monday, 08 Jul 2013

Activ8me is pleased to announce the launch of the NBN Fixed Wireless speed upgrade option.

Activ8me is pleased to announce the launch of the NBN Fixed Wireless speed upgrade option.

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Monday, 08 Jul 2013

Activ8me wins tender for Indigenous Communications Program maintenance contract

The Australian Government's Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) announced last week that Australian Private

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Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013

Issue with ABC iview and NBN Satellite Connections

ABC has released a message stating it is aware of an issue with iview users connecting via a NBN Satellite service.

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Wednesday, 06 Feb 2013

Speeds to Double for NBN Fixed Wireless Broadband

Rural and regional Australians serviced by the National Broadband Network’s Fixed Wireless technology will soon have the option of upgrading to speeds of 25Mbps download and 5Mbps upload (25/5Mbps). 

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Thursday, 15 Nov 2012

Activ8me Receives 'Family Friendly Internet Service Provider' Seal

Australian Private Networks  (APN) trading as Activ8me has been approved by the Internet Industry Association as a Class 1 Family Friendly ISP. 

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Thursday, 15 Nov 2012

Activ8me Joins the Internet Industry Association

Activ8me has become a member of the Internet Industry Association (IIA).

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Thursday, 15 Nov 2012

Activ8me Awarded Full ISO Certification

Certification was achieved after an extensive review of APN’s management practices, programs and targets by SGS Australia Pty. Ltd. in August 2012.

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Friday, 26 Oct 2012

Email Scam Targeting Activ8me Customers

Activ8me was recently made aware of an email scam targeting Activ8me Broadband customers.

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