Posters and posters on the internet are banned from using Australia’s national broadband network, despite the fact they are widely available and cost little.
The Federal Government is forcing people to pay extra to access the NBN and is giving companies like Vodafon a blank cheque for making money by renting the NBN to the country’s biggest broadband providers.
And for the first time, it is forcing those companies to tell the Government what they are and are not allowed to post on their websites.
“We can no longer operate in the shadow of the NBN,” NBN Co chief executive Steve Trimble said.
There are a range of restrictions on how much people can post on the NBN.
It’s still up to the provider to decide what posts they allow to be posted, but most of the restrictions are set by the Federal Government.
A post is banned if it contains: “You must not include any copyright infringement or personal information.”
“This includes content that you may not be able to use, including but not limited to: images, videos, graphics, images or sound, or any content that contains copyrighted material.”
This includes images, video, graphics and sound.
Posters are banned if they: contain copyrighted material, contain links to third party websites, include copyrighted material or contain any other content that may harm a person’s health, safety, privacy or financial interests.
Require you to give up your rights under copyright or privacy law.
Include a link to a third party website or to an image that is a breach of copyright or that is intended to be used to violate a copyright or a privacy right.
If a post contains content that violates a privacy or a copyright law, it may be taken down.
You may not post a picture of yourself on the network without permission from the person to whom you are posting.
This could be anyone.
Internet service providers are prohibited from providing any kind of commercial services or providing any information on the use of the network, including for advertising purposes.
When a provider’s website is taken down, the provider is not responsible for any damage that may occur.
People who use a service on the service provider’s network are not liable for any losses or damages incurred by the provider.
However, there is a limit to the amount of money a service provider can charge for its use of its network.
What is the Federal government’s NBN plan?
The plan is called a ‘multi-technology mix’ that includes fibre-to-the-node, fibre-optic, fibre to the node and fixed wireless.
At this stage, NBN Co is considering whether to include fixed wireless in the mix, but the Federal Minister for Communications and the Communications Minister are not in favour of it.
An announcement on whether to move ahead with fixed wireless has not yet been made.
How do you know if you are banned?
If you are currently blocked by the NBN, you can contact the provider and they can ask for a copy of the ban.
Do I need to pay to use the NBN?
You can use the broadband network for as long as you want, but you will have to pay for it.
The NBN is not designed to provide free internet access.
Fibre to the Node is an Australian Government initiative that will provide Australians with free access to broadband to the home and business.
As a result, it requires that you pay for the NBN service you use, but it is a free service that will cost you nothing.
The Federal government has announced a new $5 billion fund for the rollout of fibre- to the premise (FTTP) networks, but this fund will not go to the rollout costs of the FTTP networks themselves.
Under the Coalition Government, there are now some restrictions on the types of broadband you can access.
The only thing that is currently banned on the Australian Government’s national fibre-vision network is video and images, so you will not be allowed to upload videos to the internet.
If you do have to get a service from a service company, you will need to make a payment of $50 to get that service.
Some services also have to be provided by the telcos.
For example, if you’re a student, you must pay $15 per month for a telco phone service to use their network, or $40 for an internet service.
But the Government is not allowing people to post photos of themselves on their Facebook pages, or share anything they have bought on the site.
While it’s legal to post pictures of yourself, it’s not allowed on the public broadband network.
For more information on how to use Australia’s NBN please read our guide: How to buy and connect to the NBN