Broadband

Airlines at risk of missing out on in-flight ecommerce boon

Airlines risk missing out on $30bn in extra revenue unless they adapt business models to treat passengers as online consumers rather than travellers, …

Airlines

The next fight: Getting a job after the Army

About 35 per cent of veterans who leave the Defence Force are jobless, and those without formal qualifications find it the hardest to transition to …

Australian News

These are the best and worst broadband providers according to customers

One of the things guaranteed to get people riled these days is a poor broadband service.<p>And now consumer magazine Which? has named the best and worst …

Customer Satisfaction

Your internet isn't getting any faster, but government might soon call it 'high-speed' anyway

Is the government doing a good enough job getting internet access to the people?<p>Until recently, the government's own assessment was no — things could be better for many Americans fed up with slow service, high prices or a lack of competition. But a looming change in the way officials define …

Internet

The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

Beleaguered ISP TalkTalk has once again been named worst ISP in a biannual survey of providers by consumer charity Which?<p>For the fifth time the …

ISPs

Mobile Broadband No Substitute For Wireline, Groups Tell FCC

Mobile broadband service is complementary to wireline service, not a substitute for it, advocacy groups say in a new filing with the Federal …

Internet

FCC rule change says you have fast internet -- but you don't

The FCC might be changing its standards for high-speed internet, but not in a way that benefits anyone who doesn’t have it. The Commission filed a notice of inquiry last month to redefine the speeds which define broadband internet — today is the last day to comment on it. If the FCC does change the …

Net Neutrality

Labor condemns NBN installation success rate sitting at 90 percent | ZDNet

If there was a one in 10 chance your food would make you sick, you wouldn't call that a success, Stephen Jones has said.<p>Shadow Minister for Regional …

Digital Divide

SpaceX's superfast satellite broadband network might be called 'Starlink'

The company plans to launch a constellation of thousands of satellites to provide affordable global internet.<p>SpaceX might name its satellite-based …

SpaceX

NBN defends its network, says few retail applications need over 50Mbps | ZDNet

Australia's NBN will definitely handle the needs of today, NBN has said, as few retail use cases require speeds of more than 50Mbps.<p>National …

Wi-Fi

SpaceX might name its satellite broadband internet service ‘Starlink’

SpaceX has previously discussed its plans to put a satellite-based broadband Internet network into operation, as a way of supplementing its bottom line with a brand new revenue stream. Now, we know what SpaceX might call its new broadband product: Starlink.<p>The name comes from documents filed by …

Exploration

Greenfield mayor fires interim broadband czar as Town Council demands answers

GREENFIELD — Amid a thicket of questions and allegations, Greenfield Mayor William Martin has fired the interim general manager of the town's …

Western Massachusetts

The NBN is using machine learning to reduce customer frustrations

Ubtech’s Alpha 2 humanoid robot. (Source: Ubtech)<p>The National Broadband Network has launched a new big data project that will analyse the fault …

Machine Learning

Ireland to have ‘world class’ broadband by 2020, department claims

Ireland will have a rural broadband network comparable to any in the world by 2020, it was claimed on Wednesday.The Department of Communications has …

News (Ireland)

Australia's love affair with dividends hits a rocky patch

<b>By Matthew Burgess, Bloomberg</b><p>September 19, 2017, 5:00 AM GMT+10 September 19, 2017, 11:18 AM GMT+10<p>Telstra’s cut may see other Australian companies …

Stocks

This new tool could boost internet speeds by 50 per cent

The government-backed company tasked with rolling out the National Broadband Network is set to trial a new diagnostic tool which is designed to …

Australian News

California Broadband Bill Appears DOA

A California bill that would have limited how broadband service providers use subscribers’ personal data has marked as inactive, according to the …

Advertising Industry

GSMA Report Finds Mobile Internet Access Soaring Globally

The GSMA's 2017 Mobile Industry Impact Report finds that more people than ever have access to mobile networks and it is taking on several initiatives …

Enterprise Tech

Why you might trade your wired internet connection for your phone

Even with recent improvements, competition remains weak in wired broadband — for many Americans, it’s the local cable company or slow, …

Mobile

BRIEF-Den Networks gets NCLT approval for demerger of its broadband undertaking with unit

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Den Networks Ltd DENN.NS :<p>* Says got NCLT approval for demerger of its broadband undertaking with unit (Skynet Cable Network Pvt …

Internet

Verizon Abandoning 8,500 Rural Customers Is Proof that Wireless Is Not Broadband

The move makes it even harder for the FCC to make its case.<p>Over the past few weeks, Verizon has been breaking up with thousands of customers in rural America. It's a move that's left many people without any options for cell phone and internet use, and one that highlights the fact that wireless is …

Telecoms

Telstra leads collocation on NBN towers | ZDNet

Australia's incumbent telco is making the most use of NBN towers to extend its footprint.<p>The company responsible for rolling out the National …

Internet

TPG mobile network to be complete in Sydney, Melbourne by mid-2018 | ZDNet

TPG's AU$1.9 billion Australian mobile network will make use of small cells, macro cells, and fibre assets, with coverage expected to be across …

Mobile

Broadband Is Largely Inaccessible to Those Who Need it Most

Because of high prices and low accessibility, poor and rural communities are the least likely to subscribe to high-speed internet.<p>The internet is a way for people in poorer or far-flung communities to connect with social programs and educational opportunities, such as employment and health …

Internet

TPG could bid for 5G to bypass NBN: Shaw and Partners

David Teoh's TPG Telecom will report its full-year results on Tuesday and everyone wants to know how the telco minnow-turned-major is coping with the …

Australian News

Tshwane wants out of broadband contract

The City of Tshwane has approached the High Court in Pretoria to set aside the “so-called Tshwane Broadband contract” with Thobela Telecoms, claiming …

News (South Africa)

Broadening our broadband

Every day in cities across the nation people are having groceries delivered to their front doors after they have ordered online or through an app on …

Net Neutrality

Senators blast internet subsidy program

Senators on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Thursday criticized a subsidy program for phone and internet access, which was …

FCC

Call of Duty: WW2's is getting an open beta on PC this month

Call of Duty: WW2 is getting an open beta on PC via Steam from 29th September through 2nd October.<p>Unlike the console beta that occurred earlier this …

Call of Duty

ComReg report shows increased broadband, less talking

The latest report on the electronic communications market shows the estimated household broadband penetration rate was higher than the European Union …

News (Ireland)