National Broadband Network rollout.THESE are the NBN ready suburbs where property prices have grown at a faster pace than the Brisbane average.Internet speed and access to the latest technology were fast becoming a must have for home buyers according to finder.com.au Tech Expert, Angus Kidman.And he said with fibre to the premises (FTTP) connections providing the fastest internet speeds, properties in those suburbs could soon be in demand.Particularly as FTTP was no longer part of the rollout plan and it would be fibre to the node.Mr Kidman said while there were many reasons property prices increased, NBN connection could be an important factor for buyers.Research by finder.com.au identified the top five suburbs in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with the highest number of connections and the quickest NBN speeds.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by It also analysed the property price growth of these suburbs, comparing before NBN prices with after NBN prices. Brisbane suburbs NBN ready and how their prices have grown. Source: finder.com.auThe best performing suburb within Brisbane was at Aspley on the Northside where median prices increased 25.53 per cent in the past five years.During the same period the average median price increase across Brisbane was 19.5 per cent.The other top performing Brisbane suburbs, where Kallangur, Calamvale, Parkinson and Boondall.The best performing suburb in Sydney was Blacktown where in the past five years the median house price had increased by 81.9 per cent, compared to the Sydney average during the same period of 66.7 per cent.In Melbourne the best performing NBN ready suburb with fibre to the premises was Carlton where median rose by 45.6 per cent compared to the Melbourne average of 37.4 per cent during the same period.Mr Kidman said while generally that appeared to be good news for those suburbs, not every street was FTTP connected so buyers needed to do their homework before buying.
New Delhi: In sport, when a team achieves a high, sometimes a low is followed. India won a Test series against Australia for the first time in their 71 years of touring. However, they were brought crashing down to earth when they lost the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground by 34 runs. With the short nature of the series, the second game becomes a high-stake encounter. A win for Australia will give them a much-needed boost in their preparation for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup while a loss for India could throw a spanner in their works. For Virat Kohli, a win is essential as they look to sustain their momentum in the 12 matches before the marquee tournament.India are currently grappling with the issue of balance in the squad. In Sydney, they were guilty of playing with a wrong team composition. Dinesh Karthik was picked when Kedar Jadhav’s offspin would have proved much more effective on the Sydney wicket. India, already hampered by Jasprit Bumrah being rested, struggled for the fifth bowler combination. Kohli might be tempted to replace Karthik with Jadhav and it will be interesting to see whether Khaleel Ahmed, who had an off game in Sydney, might be rested and Mohammed Siraj might play.Read More | Bhuvneshwar Kumar aims to fill Jasprit Bumrah’s shoesHowever, the batting poses a big conundrum. The top order were shredded by the pace of Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson. MS Dhoni’s knock was a mixed one. His 68th fifty and his first since 2017 was an indicator that he is in some semblance of form but his slow knock was criticised heavily by former players and by fans on social media. The Dhoni conundrum will deepen even further if he fails to put up a significant score in Adelaide. Rohit Sharma, who showed his love for the Australian attack and pitches Down Under, will once again be the key.Read More | Kohli shares picture with Anushka Sharma and gets trolledAustralia eye series winIn 2018, Australia endured a horrible time in all formats. They were whitewashed 5-0 in England and lost series at home to England and South Africa. Aaron Finch’s side now have a big chance to secure their first series win since 2017. Alex Carey, the Australian wicketkeeper, summed up the importance of a series win against a side who have dominated the international circuit for the last few years.”It would mean a lot, it has been a while. I want to see Australia win and being part of it means so much to us every game we play. But to continue to get better every game is probably our biggest process at the moment leading into that World Cup. Against India, they’re a really good side so they’re going to look to bounce back pretty quickly, so it’s going to be a great opportunity to stand up tomorrow night, to puff our chests out again and hopefully put another really good performance,” he said. Carey insisted that Australia are not seeing the ongoing contest as a revenge series after the loss in Tests against India. “I think the performance the other night is a really good step in the right direction. If you take a look at our batting performance, we all played well, we all played our role, and then with the ball having them three down early was pretty early. But having to break that big partnership between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma and get over the line was, as a player, was a really amazing feeling out there,” Carey reiterated.The Australian batting received good contributions from the top, with Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh slamming fifties and Marcus Stoinis slamming a wonderful cameo. With Richardson and Behrendorff chipping in, Australia would be hoping that the consistency continues in Adelaide. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.