NBN blames pandemic for $6.7bn funding blowout as execs rake in bonuses | Tempemail broadband network (NBN)

NBN Co has blamed the Covid-19 pandemic in part for a $6.7bn blowout in funding, as executives raked in almost $3m in bonuses last financial year for “significantly” overachieving targets. At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, when office workers and school children were sent home to work and study, Continue Reading

NBN: how will the network upgrades affect your internet connection? | Tempemail broadband network (NBN)

Millions of homes across Australia will be able to get their national broadband network connection upgraded to offer speeds of up to one gigabit-per-second under a plan announced by the federal government on Tuesday. Here’s what we know so far. My internet is terrible, can I get an upgrade? It’s Continue Reading

Aussie Broadband ratchets up pressure on NBN Co over looming bandwidth bonus expiry – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Aussie Broadband has warned NBN prices could rise – or service levels fall – if a bandwidth bonus applied by NBN Co over the COVID period is fully withdrawn on August 19. Managing director Phillip Britt said that customers had “settled into a pattern of using about 10 percent more Continue Reading

NBN Co’s final build push includes 25k premises that fell through the cracks – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

NBN Co has revealed 25,000 premises in smaller new housing developments remain unconnected to the NBN after June 30 due to an apparent mix-up in the implementation of government policy. The network builder provided an update earlier this week on the status of 109,000 premises whose connections were deemed too Continue Reading

NBN Co will have 22,000 premises still awaiting infrastructure after this year – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

NBN Co is now forecasting it will only have around 21,800 brownfields premises unable to connect to its network post-2020. The company today provided more detail about the estimated 100,000 premises that it deemed too difficult to complete the build for by the end of June this year. The number Continue Reading

NBN Co expects to sustain some of its traffic uplift – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

NBN Co is expecting to sustain some of the uplift in the amount of traffic running across its network post-COVID, a prediction that could make it harder for the company to completely wind back bandwidth bonuses laid on since March. The network builder and operator has provided retail service providers Continue Reading

Vocus to be hauled before Federal Court over NBN speed claims – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Vocus is set to have the NBN speed claims of its Dodo and iPrimus brands tested in the federal court after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission filed suit against the company. The ACCC alleges evening peak speeds advertised by Dodo and iPrimus between March 2018 and April 2019 were Continue Reading

NBN Co is testing an online appointment rescheduling tool – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

NBN Co will test a new online booking tool that allows end users to reschedule inconveniently-timed technician appointments. The tool is designed to automate – and therefore bypass – a bottleneck in the process that emerged due to COVID-19, namely the lack of contact centre agents, particularly on the RSP Continue Reading