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Fines for NBN installation delays proposed by ACMA

(Image: ACMA) The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published new consumer protections to be implemented during the migration to National Broadband Network (NBN) services after finding that connection issues may not be resolved for over 100 days on some technologies. The ACMA gathered information about all technologies — ...

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TPG refunding 8,000 NBN customers for slow speeds

(Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that TPG will join Telstra and Optus in refunding National Broadband Network (NBN) customers after not providing them with the speeds they were paying for. According to the watchdog, TPG “misled” customers about the maximum speeds ...

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NBN extends fixed-wireless, satellite partnerships with Ericsson

(Image: NBN) Ericsson has announced extending its deals to continue delivering Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite and fixed-wireless managed services until the rollout completes in 2020. Under the agreement, Ericsson will continue providing fixed-wireless network operations, satellite ground systems operations, and end-user connections and “assurance”. Satellite and fixed-wireless serve ...

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Netflix is watching you. We're all watching you

Over the weekend, people got a bit freaked out when Netflix sent out a cheeky tweet, indicating that it was tracking views of its original movie, The Christmas Prince. Netflix, in essence, has admitted it is analyzing viewership metadata the same way that popular news and editorial websites (yes, like ...

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FCC votes to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules

(Image: screenshot via C-SPAN) The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality rules. The Obama-era rules, introduced in 2015, require internet providers to treat all internet content equally. Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, introduced the proposal to repeal net neutrality in April. His proposal was pitched ...

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