A "merger of equals" is set to shake up the Aussie telco market.
TPG has sucked up companies like iiNet in the past, but says a deal with Vodafone would be a "merger of equals."
That's one way to show Telstra, Optus and Vodafone it's serious about cutting their lunch.
Australia's communications regulator will require telcos to meet higher standards when advertising NBN services, connecting users and handling complaints.
TPG is now the third ISP to refund NBN customers after promising more than it could deliver over fibre to the node technology.
The ISP is forking out a cool AU$1.9 billion to build a network that will cover 80 percent of the Australian population.
The Pirate Bay has been chased around the world, and now Australia's internet service providers have been ordered to block it Down Under, along with a raft of other torrent sites.
The new ISP is launching an NBN-built service that it hopes will pressure the government to give up on mixed-technology NBN in favour of pure fibre.
The telco wants to be everywhere you are.
The multi-technology NBN is well and truly off the ground with news of the switch-on of services using the former Telstra HFC network.
Thousands of kilometres off the coast of Australia, a major Internet cable fault could be set to cause big problems for TPG customers back home. Worse still, repairs could take more than a month.