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  • ISP Q&A: TransACT's Ivan Slavich on networks, the NBN and more

    By Spandas Lui | 24 June, 2011 21:45

    The Federal Government’s $36 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) aspires to be an open-access network which will eventually level the playing-field in the broadband market for ISPs nationwide.

    But one company already has its own open-access network, albeit on a smaller scale.

    TransACT began its life in the 2000 and has strong ties with the main utility services supplier in ACT, ActewAGL. Its origins stemmed from the fact Telstra and Optus left Canberra out of their HFC broadband network footprint.

Features about broadband
  • Broadband faces a fork in the road

    By Matt Hamblen | 11 April, 2014 20:30

    As Google and AT&T race to provide super-fast 1 gigabit fiber networks to power users, more than a quarter of U.S. homes still have no broadband service at all.

  • Net neutrality faces uncertain court ruling in US

    By Grant Gross | 05 September, 2013 18:38

    It's difficult to predict how an appeals court will rule after it hears arguments Monday in Verizon Communication's challenge of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

  • Wi-Fi tweaks for speed freaks: 2013 edition

    By Brian Nadel | 24 June, 2013 10:36

    Things slowing down on your Wi-Fi network? Here are a host of tricks, tips and tweaks to speed up your wireless performance.

  • What Obama's re-election may mean for technology

    By Grant Gross | 07 November, 2012 19:06

    The US presidential election result leaves President Barack Obama in the White House and maintains the balance of power in Congress. In many longstanding technology debates, policy experts see little movement forward, although lawmakers may look for compromises on a handful of issues.

  • NEWS FEATURE: The Digital Economy Strategy - a roadmap to where?

    By Spandas Lui | 04 July, 2011 15:43

    The Digital Economy Strategy, recently announced at ceBIT Australia 2011, has been warmly received by the industry. But analysts are less certain of the strategy.

  • IT in 2011: Four trends that will change priorities

    By Shane O'Neill | 06 January, 2011 05:16

    It's always a challenge for IT departments to anticipate how corporate technical demands will evolve, especially when IT budgets have been as tight as a drum for two years.

  • Four technologies for faster broadband in 2011

    By Mikael Ricknäs | 08 December, 2010 03:14

    A number of different technologies are being developed or improved to offer higher speeds for fixed and mobile broadband networks, as operators are preparing to compete with each other and carry video traffic in 3D and at higher resolutions, which is expected to happen in the coming year.

  • Google Chrome 5 Beta: The top five features

    By Ian Paul | 06 May, 2010 02:39

    Google recently launched the beta version of Google Chrome 5, the next iteration of the search giant's Web browser. New features include HTML 5 specifications like Geolocation and file drag-and-drop; expanded cloud sync capabilities; Flash integration; and JavaScript engine speed boosts.

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