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Playstation store easter sale up to 75 off

PlayStation Store Easter Sale: Up to 75% off

Easter eggs are great and all, but are cheap video games even better? We’ll let you decide. The PlayStation Store is currently holding its epic annual Easter sale, with savings of up to 75% off until the 14th of April 2022.

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Nbn fixed wireless download speeds are improving

NBN fixed wireless download speeds are improving

NBN fixed wireless download speeds have greatly improved over the past twelve months, according to the most recent ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) Measuring Broadband Australia quarterly report.

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Elon musk s starlink gets hit by inflation raises prices across the board

Elon Musk’s Starlink gets hit by inflation, raises prices across the board

After recently hitting the 250,000 customer milestone, Elon Musk has raised the prices on his satellite broadband service Starlink. In an email to customers, Starlink defended the decision to increase charges. Justifying the 10% increase to base costs, the company said: “The sole purpose of these adjustments is to keep pace with rising inflation.”While inflation is affecting the cost of living for many everyday needs, it's not limited to petrol and groceries. Starlink’s owner and founder recently took to twitter to announce that inflation pressures had affected the raw materials needed to produce Tesla’s cars, and SpaceX rocket launches.

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Which broadband providers are giving you the speeds they advertise

Which broadband providers are giving you the speeds they advertise?

It seems like one of the constant battles for Australians is trying to get a good broadband internet connection. Even if your provider advertises a certain peak speed on a plan, the actual speed will often be below that number.Thankfully the ACCC keeps track of all broadband internet speeds to check up on which providers are best at meeting their advertised speeds.Their latest report has revealed the data to show which providers are walking the walk.For NBN fixed line connections, all the providers were generally pretty good.For download speeds, 97.4% of services matched up with their advertised speeds. Those numbers did vary a little bit between the providers, but on the whole they’re creeping closer to a total matchup.Upload speeds are still lagging a bit behind their reported levels across the board. Only 84.6% of service matched up with the speeds claimed. While upload speeds are less important for watching streamed video, they can still make a difference if you want to try video calling or gaming.

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Telstra announces satellite internet service to rival sky muster and elon musk s starlink

Telstra announces satellite internet service to rival Sky Muster and Elon Musk’s StarLink

According to Telstra, their mobile network already reaches 99.5 percent of Australia's population. Now they're setting their sights on the final frontier to go even further.Telstra has announced plans to expand from traditional broadband internet into the satellite NBN game. According to a press release from the 2nd of March, they’ll be partnering with OneWeb, a global satellite operation which already operates satellite internet over parts of Europe and Asia. Together the companies plan to launch their own satellite broadband service, in competition with the NBN Co’s Sky Muster, and Elon Musk’s Starlink venture.Telstra's plan is to make satellite broadband more convenient, affordable and reliable for rural Australians. Access to stable internet connection continues to be a problem for stretches of the country. By providing another option in the market, Telstra hopes that the competition will be able to bring down prices and increase speeds in the outback.

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