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Australian tech news, how-to guides, interesting facts, updates and local gossip from around the office water-cooler.

Blog Resurrected

Thursday, 5th May 2022

Hello world!

It's been a very long time, but we've finally decided to resurrect our Blog in time for a few updates to our website. We plan on making regular updates here.

What'll be included? That's hard to say exactly, but it should be interesting. We plan to write up short posts about interesting tech news, updates on the nbn™ rollout, short summaries on networking technology, inspiring news from local communities, things we've heard and discussed around our water cooler and such. The bottom line is, it'll be to your benefit to check in regularly and see what we put out.

Things are a bit flexible at the moment as we are still in the preparation stage, but we aim to release something here for your perusal at least once per month. Make sure you check back here regularly to see what it is.

If you've been sitting on an idea, or want a bit more of an explainer for something we do - get in touch with us. We are keeping our ears open for interesting ideas.

CCleaner attack

Friday, 22nd September 2017

Early this week a popular windows performance program was discovered to contain malware is the quality of service available to you as a consumer. With a local team to support out regional customers, we are able to keep the service grade high whilst remaining competitive on price - The magic ratio.

There are also major advantages when it comes to network congestion. That lag of connections when all the students finish school or the 5pm droop when office workers get home and sign into Netflix is less recognisable when CVC is managed and adjusted correctly.

CVC (Connectivity Virtual Circuit) is the method from which NBN Co receives a return on its investment and maintains order on the nbn™ network. Think of CVC as your kitchen faucet - The more "CVC" an ISP purchases the more they can open the valve and allow water to flow freely. Not purchasing enough means that users will have a lower pressure flow that doesn’t meet their expectations. The key here is understanding that the "water" itself isn't what you are being charged for - Instead it's the "water flow rate" which is dictated.

The current ISP average for CVC is 1Mbps for every user on the NBN according to NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow. Kinetix is proud to be above the industry average which we will continue to monitor to ensure our customers get great performance.

The trick to handling this correctly is to ensure that our pool of bandwidth meets demand during peak times. Lowering this ratio could allow us to profit more but the service would be substandard and we believe in the best for our users.

Business plans contain a priority on the network so they can better meet contractual obligations during peak hours and some connections even have dedicated bandwidth that nobody is able to interfere with (ask us!). We plan on increasing our services as our client base grows - Allowing us to continue to offer the best possible service at competitive prices.

In summary: We know Internet. At Kinetix we are all avid gamers, techies and consumers of bits and bytes. We are proud of our network and keen to share our service with Australia. Make the right choice.