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  • ISPs could sell your browsing history: Aussie expert weighs in on US proposal

    ​If the US green lights legislative proposals to empower ISPs to freely disseminate a consumer’s personal information- and even sell your web browsing history - it could potentially open doors to new markets and revenue streams, according to the head of the Internet Association of Australia (IAA).

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien12 April 17 11:43
  • Budget 2015: Data retention costs falling short

    The Internet Society of Australia has criticised the $131 million being allocated by the federal government to cover the telecommunications industry’s costs to implement the data retention scheme.

    Written by Byron Connolly12 May 15 11:42
  • iiNet adds 25,000 new broadband customers

    iiNet Limited on Thursday said it had added 25,000 new fixed-line broadband customers for the six months ending December 31, 2014.

    Written by Byron Connolly19 Feb. 15 11:09
  • Antique equipment dents IPv6 reliability

    Devices on the edge of the network are holding back performance of IPv6, according to networking industry officials on a panel at APNIC 38.

    Written by Adam Bender16 Sept. 14 14:10
  • ACMA wants to dump outdated spam code

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is seeking public comment on its proposal to deregister the long-standing and outdated Industry Spam Code of Practice.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 Aug. 14 11:11
  • David Buckingham new iiNet boss

    iiNet has confirmed David Buckingham as its new CEO. Buckingham had been the acting in the position since November last year and was appointed by the ISP’s board of directors after an extensive worldwide search.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 July 14 14:15
  • Internet industry reports progress on IPv6, but work remains

    One year after the World IPv6 Launch Day, the Internet industry has reported steady progress moving users around the world to the new Internet Protocol version. However, Australia continues to lag behind other companies in IPv6 uptake, industry figures told Computerworld Australia.

    Written by Adam Bender06 June 13 09:06
  • Dodo prepares for life in a post-ISP era

    The Australian Internet service provider (ISP) market has continued to go through a process of consolidation. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in October 2012 revealed that the number of 'medium'-sized ISPs — those with 1000-10,000 customers — dropped 25 per cent in the space of a year. ISPs with more than 100,000 customers dropped from 10 to eight in the same period.

    Written by Rohan Pearce05 March 13 16:36
  • iiNet eyes opportunities to grow SMB hosting business

    Internet service provider iiNet is known for its residential services but people are less aware of its business services, according to the company's business hosting and domains manager, Kevin Clark

    Written by Adam Bender06 Nov. 12 14:11
  • Telstra, Eftel announce staff changes

    Telecom companies Telstra (ASX:ALZ) and Eftel (ASX:EFT) on Thursday both announced high-level staff changes.

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling29 July 11 08:35