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.


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 …


Top Rated Appliances

Australia’s favourite appliance brands

Posted by April 19th 2021

Review the top-rated washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, fridges and more with Canstar Blue’s annual customer reviews and ratings.



Why Telstra regional coverage could be about to improve

Posted by July 5th 2018

If you’re living in a rural area of Australia, your Telstra coverage could be about to improve. That’s because Telstra has launched what is called the 4GX-lite Satellite Small Cell, which aims to help people receive …


Food Processor buying guide

Food Processors Review & Guide

Posted by August 10th 2021

If you’re tired of smashing food with a hammer, then a food processor may be for you. Consider the leading brands in this review by Canstar Blue.


WA Govt cracks the whip, wants 100Mbps minimum NBN speeds

Posted by June 11th 2018

If the Western Australian Government has its way, all residents in the state will get 100Mbps minimum internet speeds. The WA Government has argued that the Federal Government’s Statement of Expectations for the NBN should be …


What NBN price changes mean for you

Posted by February 12th 2021

The National Broadband Network (NBN) has not been without its woes, reported on extensively here. Aussies are used to prices in the telco space generally falling over time, but the new NBN wholesale pricing constructs …