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NBN boss points the finger at gamers for slow Fixed Wireless internet speeds

“Who’s downloading!?” is a common lament in any gaming household in Australia. The internet is already slow, download sizes are massive and the moment anyone starts downloading something, the speed drops out of the network and access across the whole house bottoms out.

NBN chief executive Bill Morrow’s explanation for why NBN Co’s Fixed Wireless network is creaking under its own weight is essentially the same thing, on a nation-wide scale. According to Morrow, there’s too many gamers downloading their games at once and its guttering network speeds. Continue reading NBN boss points the finger at gamers for slow Fixed Wireless internet speeds

Getting an Xbox One X? Don’t have NBN? It’s important to know what you’re signing up for

As of this writing I have had our Xbox One X review unit in my home for eight days. The console, along with a generous care package of games including console exclusives, new releases and a few November headliners, arrived the Thursday afternoon before PAX Aus. I’ve been able to play three of these games so far — Super Lucky’s Tale, Disneyland Adventures and Zoo Tycoon. Why? Because over the course of those eight days, our Xbox One X has been locked in a digital war of attrition against my humble ADSL2 connection. Continue reading Getting an Xbox One X? Don’t have NBN? It’s important to know what you’re signing up for