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.

Optus secures UEFA Champions League broadcast rights

Posted by July 14th 2020

The UEFA Champions League is now in the hands of one of Australia’s largest telcos, thanks to a mammoth new broadcast deal. Optus now has all of the richest European football competitions for the next three …

What’s the deal with TPG’s new phone network?

Posted by October 11th 2019

You may have heard the news – internet and phone service provider TPG is building its own network infrastructure. When completed, TPG will be the fourth network operator in Australia, sitting alongside Vodafone, Optus and …

Aussie Broadband tops NBN speed charts in latest ACCC review

Posted by July 31st 2018

Australia’s consumer watchdog has released its latest report into broadband speeds across the country and there’s a surprise name at the top of the charts – Aussie Broadband. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found …

MyRepublic fined by ACCC over NBN speed claims

Posted by July 24th 2018

Australia’s consumer watchdog has fined internet provider MyRepublic over allegedly misleading NBN speed claims. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) handed down the fine totalling $25,200 on Monday, stating that the Singaporean-owned telco misled consumers …

Optus secures rights to UEFA Euros & National League

Posted by July 14th 2020

Despite a patchy performance broadcasting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Optus is said to have secured the rights to all major European international football for the next four years. First reported by the Financial Review, Optus …

Telstra builds mobile base station in the Torres Strait

Posted by July 6th 2018

One of Australia’s most remote locations will now be getting mobile signal, thanks to a joint effort between Telstra, the Federal Government and local councils. Erub (Darnley Island) was the recipient of Telstra’s 450th mobile base …