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Broadband Speed and Storage Tables

If you're new to Broadband, its worth pointing out that perhaps the most common misrepresentation you could be faced with could be the interpretation of Speed &
Posted: 13/01/2012 1:51:54 PM

Download Usage Guide

Broadband limits shown below are a 'hypothetical' approximate gauge that _should_ be sufficient to meet the respective usage catagories. Although efforts have b
Posted: 2/12/2011 10:13:35 AM

What is ADSL

ADSL is short for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, and is a type of broadband technology that allows data to be transmitted through your local phone network.
Posted: 11/05/2011 2:29:27 PM

What is Wireless Broadband

Wireless is an emerging technology that will soon match and overtake the popularity of other current Broadband types. Connecting to the Internet can be made alm
Posted: 12/03/2010 11:11:44 AM

Optusnet

OptusNet is another name for Optus. Used to describe broadband and dialup services for the ISP. The term Optusnet is not commonly used at persent. Click to see
Posted: 1/03/2010 11:54:24 AM

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How safe is Internet Banking and Shopping

Internet Banking and Online Shopping is generally a safe practice as most services now days have superior encrypted technologies and security in place to protec
Posted: 21/01/2010 3:47:34 PM

History of Broadband and the Internet

The theory of the Internet's inception dates back to the late 1950's when the US Military researched methods to improve communication networks. Toward the late
Posted: 21/01/2010 3:45:31 PM

What is Satellite

Satellite Broadband services are probably not the most economical method of Internet access available in Australia as far as pricing goes, yet it can reach loca
Posted: 4/01/2010 3:50:33 PM

What is Wireless

Wireless is an emerging technology that will soon match and overtake the popularity of other current Broadband types. Connecting to the Internet can be made alm
Posted: 4/01/2010 3:50:20 PM

What is Cable

Cable Broadband is made from co-ax material which greatly increases bandwidth limits. Higher speeds and a broader capacity allows users to also bundle their Int
Posted: 4/01/2010 3:50:08 PM

What is ADSL2 and ADSL2plus

ADSL2/2+ uses next generation DSL technology over existing telephone lines, yet provides much faster speeds than its predecessor 'ADSL'. Current ADSL2/2+ newto
Posted: 24/04/2009 9:55:06 AM

What is ADSL

The most common broadband type currently available in the Australian Market is ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line). This service enables high speed data
Posted: 24/04/2009 9:54:39 AM

Internet Protocol

Each computer connected to the Internet has its own unique numerical identification called an IP address (Internet Protocol), which is used to route the transfe
Posted: 24/04/2009 9:53:41 AM

Search Engines - Information Search Utilities

Unless you have a set routine when surfing the Internet these days, the chances are you will be frequently using Search Engines. These Information Retrieval Sys
Posted: 24/04/2009 9:53:11 AM

Emailing

Email (or E-Mail) stands for Electronic Mail. It’s a method of transmitting message over an electronic communication network. The origins of Emailing precede th
Posted: 24/04/2009 9:52:40 AM

What is Anti Virus Protection

This form of Broadband security software runs constantly on your PC which detects and protects you against Spyware and Viruses. It’s usually an automated system
Posted: 24/04/2009 9:52:02 AM

What is a Firewall

A firewall is a system that protects the data that’s being transferred between two networks (e.g. Your Computer & the Internet).
Posted: 24/04/2009 9:51:34 AM

Do I need Broadband Internet Security

Yes! Definitely! It’s thoroughly recommended that you have Broadband Internet Security. It should be one of the first steps you take when getting connected to B
Posted: 24/04/2009 9:50:58 AM

What is Phishing

This term is best described as a technique used to lure information such as passwords and credit card/bank and personal details. Fraudulent emails and websites
Posted: 24/04/2009 9:50:23 AM

What is Spam

Spam is unsolicited or inappropriate email messages or instant messages that you haven’t asked for or don’t want. It can be sent to you indiscriminately and in
Posted: 24/04/2009 9:49:47 AM

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