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Whether you’re planning to move to Australia in the future or just want to learn more about the Australian NBN, this article will map out everything you need to know. LifetimeStock

You may or may not have heard of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Australia.

You might be wondering what it is and how it works.

Whether you’re planning to move to Australia in the future or just want to learn more about the Australian NBN, this article will map out everything you need to know.

According to NBN, “The nbn™ network is an upgrade to Australia’s existing phone and internet infrastructure and will affect the vast majority of people across Australia as it impacts our landline phone and internet services.”

You may or may not have heard of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Australia. LifetimeStock

The NBN, however, doesn’t sell directly to the public, and you will need to contact a provider to receive services. These services are being rolled out across Australia and are expected to connect 8 million homes and businesses by 2020.

So why roll out the NBN now?

The current system (copper network) is said to be outdated technology and can’t keep pace with today’s technological landscape.

Having faster internet and better technology can play a key role in many different areas. It’s not only convenient for surfing the internet or streaming music/entertainment, but it can provide “opportunities in education, business, entertainment, health care and sociability, giving everyone the potential to be more productive, more creative, more efficient and more connected for decades to come.”

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That’s reason enough to support the NBN.

This all sounds like a technological dream come true, but how does the NBN work? The network uses broadband technologies that includes new fibre-optic cable (among previous technologies, such as copper lines and fixed wireless and satellite) and this delivers fast and reliable internet to the people living in Australia.

As stated earlier, NBN will be available to 8 million homes and businesses by 2020, but some people already have access to it.

People aren’t automatically switched over to NBN, and each individual must switch over to the new services if they don’t want to lose service to their landlines and internet.

You might be wondering what it is and how it works. LifetimeStock

So how can you find the best NBN provider? You can visit iSelect to compare your options. The website will give you in-depth information on providers and also what each NBN package features. The site lists Basic, Standard, Standard plus, and Premium speed tiers, as well as who each plan is best suited for and the speeds for the plans.

We encourage people to act as soon as they can so they don’t lose service and so they can also bask in the benefits of better quality landlines and internet.

The internet plays a key role in our daily lives. We connect with friends and family on social media networks (according to Statista, “Social media presence plays an important role in Australia, with more than 90 percent of Australians between the ages of 12 to 55 years old claiming to have an account on a social networking site”).

We look up answers to all of our questions on search engines. We keep updated and get our news on the internet. We store all of our files on platforms such as Google, as well as incorporate digital marketing services for work purposes. We find joy and entertainment online, and we’re only just scratching the surface. The internet is possibly the most valuable technology we have today, making fast and reliable service a must-have.

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The hope is that the Australian NBN is as great as it promises to be. However, like all new technological devices and inventions, it’s important to be patient because errors can arise and fixes will need to be made if so. In time, the NBN will take over landline and internet connections in Australia, and what will follow is better landlines and internet for all.



As the economy continues to recover from the prolonged pandemic.

By Rohit Vaid
The Centre might bestow infrastructure as well as industry status to new sectors to boost several pandemic hit industries in the upcoming Union Budget. Industry insiders said that several sectors and sub-industries such as hospitality, automobile retail, specific diganotics facilities and companies engaged in installation of EV charging stations amongst others might get the status.
The infra tag will enable these sectors to avail tax breaks, incentives and credit on lower interest rates. "Sectors which are in greenfield or which would need capex augmentation to help them overcome the pandemic can be looked from the lens of an infrastructure sector," said Jagannarayan Padmanabhan, Director and Practice Leader, Transport & Logistics, Crisil Infrastructure Advisory. "Also many of the already identified sectors need a sustained policy push which will help them get visibility both in terms of quantum and the time period of applicability."

Till now, activities associated with laying of power and telecom transmission and distribution lines, roads, highways, railways and construction of facilities such as hospitals, affordable housing, power generation units, water treatment plants, SEZs and certain type of hotels amongst others were given such status.

Besides, these sectors are a part of harmonised master list for infrastructure sub-sectors. However, in April 2021, exhibition-cum-convention centre was included in the list. "Given the focus around electric vehicle, and need for significant investment in charging stations, if the government adds the sector in infrastructure list, the benefits arising out of it will be significant," said Vishal Kotecha, Director, India Ratings and Research. "Infra tag on sectors increases ability to raise funds, access to dedicated funds and lenders, foreign capital, lower interest rates among others."

Electric car Given the focus on electric vehicles, the advantages of including the industry in the infrastructure list will be enormous. Free SVG

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A team led by chief scientist Ravi Shankar, is working on two combinations to provide the safest medication to coronavirus patients. "Experts say that a combination of antivirals with different mechanisms can be more effective to counter the viral pandemic. We are working on two combinations - Umifenovir with Molnupiravir (an antiviral) and Umifenovir with Niclosamide (anti-parasitic)," he said.

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Molnupiravur drug has received only Emergency Use Authorisation in India and abroad. Though its usage showed reduced hospitalisation during clinical trials, its biggest drawback are the side-effects, he added.

"Now, we are trying to keep a low dosage of Molnupiravir in its combination with Umifenovir which may weed out the side-effects such as the risk of cartilage and muscle damage. If successful, it will make Umifenovir more effective in Covid-19 treatment," said the chief scientist. The other combination is Umifenovir with Niclosamide.

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Take a moment to reflect on how much more there is to be thankful for in this life than there is to be sad about.

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."
– Soren Kierkegaard

No matter what obstacles life throws at you, it always creates a means to overcome them, whether via determination, persistence, or both. With so many things going on in our lives, it is easy to forget to be grateful for the valuable life that we have been given. To remind people of the value of life, it was determined that there should be a day when people take a close look at their lives and be appreciative of the experiences and memories it has brought us.

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