Crikey February 11, 2010
"Net neutrality" is a hot issue in the States, where folks don't want their access to online content limited or influenced by ISPs. But Aussies needn't worry their pretty little heads about it: our internet hasn't been neutral for years.
Crikey December 23, 2009 128 Comments
It's fighting words from Senator Stephen Conroy as he rebuts the "disingenuous" coverage of his Great Firewall of Australia. You can't access RC-rated content in newsagencies, libraries, DVDs, cinemas or on TV, so why should it be allowed on the internet? asks Conroy.
Crikey October 3, 2009
Well, the Japanese for a start, who get an average connection speed of 61mbps (versus our 1.7mbps) at a fraction of the price. This great infographic compares broadband speed, price and penetration around the world. See how behind we really are.
Crikey August 24, 2009
PM Kevin Rudd may be in a tweeting and live-blogging frenzy, but it's alienating regional voters who don't have access to the fast speed internet required to interact, writes North Coast Voices.
Crikey August 18, 2009
You know internet use is rocky when pirate attacks and damaged sea cables can stop connections and only 5 in every 100 people use the internet. But with the arrival of broadband to Tanzania, there is talk of East Africa becoming the new outsourcing hot spot.
Glenn Dyer August 7, 2009
The possible addition of Telstra means the dominoes are falling into place for the Federal Government's National Broadband Network.
Bernard Keane May 25, 2009 1 Comment
The National Broadband Network should be the solution to Australia's commerical television woes. It isn't.
Stilgherrian May 22, 2009 4 Comments
The OECD's latest broadband report confirms what we already know: Australia ain’t exactly the leader of the pack.
Crikey May 21, 2009
1.29 terabits of new data capacity arrives in Australia. Geeks are there to welcome it with open arms.