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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.



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 …


The best action movies on Netflix

Posted by July 27th 2018

There’s always those films that will move you and that will get about a billion Oscar nominations, but sometimes all we want is to sit down with a mindless action flick on Netflix. We’re talking …



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 16th 2018

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 …


Vodafone offering free Netflix on selected phone plans

Posted by February 8th 2019

Commuters and streamers can rejoice, knowing that one of Australia’s largest telcos is dishing up free Netflix for a year. Until 6 July, Vodafone is offering up to a year’s worth of free Netflix. Users will …



Telstra Bundles Compared: Internet & Entertainment

Posted by February 26th 2019

Telstra is arguably the telco king in Australia, especially if you’re looking for an entertainment bundle to see you through those rainy weekends. For those wishing for more than just an internet service, Telstra provides …