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Harrison Astbury

Harrison Astbury Harrison Astbury is a Canstar Blue journalist specialising in consumer technology and the telecommunications industry. With a degree in journalism from Griffith University and a keen eye for detail, he’s determined to help consumers make better-informed decisions, especially when it comes to their internet and phone plans.



Pocket wifi plans and prices

A guide to internet dongles and pocket Wi-Fi

Posted by June 6th 2019

Dongles – or USB modems – and pocket Wi-Fi are becoming increasingly popular due to the drop in price of mobile broadband. Usually, you need a mobile broadband plan to make use of either a …


The best documentaries on Netflix

Posted by May 29th 2019

Documentaries on Netflix seem to be on the up. Netflix’s production studios are pumping more out almost every week – some binge-worthy and others just bizarre. Settling in for some good fact-based television is a …


IInet and TPG compared

TPG vs iiNet: Product comparison

Posted by May 7th 2019

TPG now owns iiNet, but both offer competitive ADSL and NBN plans starting from just $30. Find out which one reigns supreme in Canstar Blue’s review.


What is FTTP NBN?

Posted by September 26th 2018

FTTP stands for fibre to the premises and is one of the rarer types of NBN connection. Review speeds, plans & prices on FTTP connections with Canstar Blue.



What is FTTN NBN?

Posted by September 26th 2018

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is not far off completion, and if you’re not connected yet it’s probably only a matter of time until you are. So, what’s available at your place? Well, unless you’re …


Tesla Model 3 electric car awarded five stars for safety

Posted by September 24th 2018

If you were sceptical of a Tesla electric car holding up in a crash, a new report may quell your concerns. The company’s newest model, the Model 3, has been awarded top marks in the United …


What are the best TV shows to watch on Tenplay?

Posted by September 18th 2018

These days it’s all about bingeing Netflix and other streaming services, making it easy to believe free-to-air television has gone the way of the dinosaur. Not so. Traditional TV networks have largely gotten on the …


Telstra reveals Australia’s biggest data-users

Posted by February 12th 2019

If you ever wondered if your Netflix binge habits are normal, now is your chance to confirm it. Telstra has for the first time revealed just how much data its customers are using, and the results …