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NBN Co adds new speeds but not for all, Optus offers premium 4G, Cybertruck crashes on launch — Vertical Hold Episode 256

How will NBN Co’s proposed speed changes affect you? Should Optus be offering “priority” access to its 4G network? And can we talk about the Tesla Cybertruck without collapsing into a fit of giggles? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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NBN leaves suburbs behind, 8KTV looms large: Vertical Hold – Episode 243

LG’s 8K TV is now available — but can it justify its asking price? And why is NBN Co leaving selected suburbs in the dark when it comes to their connection date?

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What does it take to become Fortnite world champion? Will the ACCC take down Google and Facebook? Vertical Hold Episode 239

The sweet science of eSports and another instance of SIMS SMASH in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Game of Thrones gets dark, Telstra tempts with free speed boost and Facebook secret crushes: Vertical Hold Episode 226

Was this week’s Game of Thrones actually “watchable” in any real way? Why is Telstra offering up “free” speed boosts to its HFC cable customers,…

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Will Disney or CBS unseat Netflix, has Foxtel Kayo’d itself: Vertical Hold Episode 204

Foxtel is competing with itself over sports streaming, while the big Mouse looks to take as much of Netflix’s cheese as it can in the…

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Has Vodafone cracked roaming, does the NBN really have a clean bill of health, foldable phones emerge: Vertical Hold – Episode 203

Samsung starts a fresh wave of hype around foldable phones, Vodafone gets aggressive on roaming deals and the ACCC says the NBN is doing just fine… maybe… in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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TPG looks to merge with Vodafone, new NBN CEO and Google Home Max: Vertical Hold Episode 192

What would a merged TPG/Vodafone look like? What changes will the new NBN CEO bring in? Is Google Home Max worth its steep asking price?

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NBN congestion miracle cure, Optus kills unlimited mobile data plans after 1 day: Vertical Hold – Episode 169

The NBN says it’s all-but fixed congestion on its network, but should we believe it? Meanwhile, Optus was offering “unlimited” mobile broadband plans, somehow with…

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NBN pauses HFC and Apple roots user security: Vertical Hold Episode 155

What real impact will the NBN’s HFC pause have? How serious was the Apple High Sierra root security problem, and why will we be waiting…

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Has the NBN run aground, do Aussies want Amazon Key or Telstra TV? Vertical Hold Episode 150

The NBN hits the headlines and we dive deeper into the history and reality of the contentious project. Meanwhile, Amazon wants to be your Key,…

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