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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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Monday, 01 Dec 2014

O’Sullivan fights to give bush its NBN

The exclusion of the Diamantina and Barcoo shires from receiving optic fibres under the National Broadband Network (NBN), with 3% of the population limited to receiving a satellite-only service sparked O’Sullivan’s anger.

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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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