As we hunker down to work or study from home, many will struggle with inadequate telecommunications, especially those with FTTN delivered over old copper wires.
The nbn is comfortably managing the increased traffic caused by the social isolation measures, despite peak throughput growing more than 25% during busy hours.
Complaints by consumers about telecommunications services fell by 25.9% year-on-year during Q4 of 2019, with the nbn seeing even better improvements.
Draft grant opportunity guidelines for Australia's Regional Connectivity Program are up for discussion in the project's final public consultation.
Total connections over the nbn grew by 400,000 during the December quarter to 6.6m, and operators are also purchasing more bandwidth per user.
The decision to dump 21st-century fibre and cobble the nbn together using old copper wires and pay TV cables has left too many people humming a sad tune.
Average broadband speeds over the nbn improved slightly during November, according to speed tests conducted for the Measuring Broadband Australia report.
NBN Co has announced a new engagement model for the corporate sector, agreeing to calls from the telecom industry to stop contracting with enterprises directly.
The network provider has issued a consultation paper canvassing the use of other providers' dark fibres for enterprise Ethernet connections.
If we don't start fixing the nbn now, it may never become financially viable and the taxpayer will end up footing a very big bill, says Laurie Patton.