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Fibre to YOUR premises NBN still on table pending telco talks
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 13:34

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NBN Co's new roadmap, released yesterday, contained an interesting omission: no mention was made of a product offering domestic users the chance to pay for an optic fibre to be laid to their homes even if they live in an area where fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) will be built.

The omission is interesting given Australia's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed enthusiasm for the idea . BT, which Turnbull often cites as an exemplar for FTTN builds, offers just such a service.

Australia's current government also makes a lot of noise about the importance of

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WTF is ... Virtual Customer Premises Equipment?
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 16:03

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As software-defined networking takes off, it's become the basis of a parallel development: network function virtualisation.

NFV is a boon to the data centre. For decades now, giants and minnows of the networking industry alike – Cisco and all of its competitors, along with anybody offering firewalls, WAN optimisation devices and the rest – have dedicated development dollars to embiggening their packet processors to cope with ever-more-complex operations (with correspondingly costly kit).

Ever since Intel started pumping packet processing capabilities into its silicon, it's become feasible to shift network functions onto virtual instances running

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NBN Co extends satellite scheme
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:24

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NBN Co has announced that 9,000 more premises in remote Australia will be offered satellite services.

The NBN Co Satellite Support (NSS) Scheme is an interim operation until dedicated satellites go aloft. In the meantime, NBN Co has used third-parties to provide connectivity to remote users, but ran out of capacity.

The outfit has since signed up satellite broadband wholesaler IP Star to deliver the service, which will be presented by retail service providers.

Folks who have not previously enjoyed subsidised satellite broadband under Australian Broadband Guarantee or the NBN Co’s ISS program are

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Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Saturday, 19 July 2014 09:58

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Video Yet another person has stepped forward to claim that Verizon is deliberately throttling Netflix traffic, this time with video evidence.

Colin Nederkoorn, CEO of software firm Customer.io, said in a personal blog post that his Verizon Fios internet connection in New York slows Netflix traffic to a trickle, but runs at full speed when the connection is encrypted using a VPN .

Nederkoorn has posted a video that first shows a Netflix stream running at 375kbps on what he says is his regular internet connection and configuration. He then connects through a VPN

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ACCC should be regulated: Vertigan NBN review
Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:36

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The first slab work by the Vertigan panel, the group assembled to conduct a cost/benefit analysis of Australia's National Broadband Network (NNB), has landed and suggests the industry is happier with dealing with NBN Co than it is with the Australian Competition and Consumer Comission'ss (ACCC's) regulatory processes.

Broadly, the panel's 34 recommendations cover regulation of facilities access, anti-competitive conduct, VDSL service regulation and its possible declaration, and the conduct of the ACCC. Perhaps surprisingly, the report reveals general satisfaction with how NBN Co is operating under its current regulation.

Without explicitly denigrating the

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Listen to WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 03:54

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Audio Comcast has apologized to a subscriber who was subjected to a haranguing customer service call when he tried to cancel his account.

Ryan Block, a VP of product at AOL and a former tech blogger, was moving home and taking the opportunity to scrap his Comcast service after nine years. The only problem was that the customer service representative wouldn't take no for an answer for nearly 20 minutes on the phone.

Block recorded the last eight or so minutes of the call, and it's well worth a listen. He repeatedly asks to

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