NBN customers getting speedier
AUSTRALIANS switching to the heavily criticised National Broadband Network are now more than twice as likely to be on a 50Mbps speed plan or higher than in 2017.
However, new internal data released today shows low speeds are still the most popular.
The stats reveal that the number of Australian homes and businesses connected to higher speed plans over the NBN broadband access network has more than doubled — and more than one million people have upgraded their internet speeds in the last four months.
One of the problems with the roll out of the network has been that 85 per cent of Australians have been choosing cheap low-speed tiers of 25Mbps or 12Mbps, but aggressive discounts on the prices charged by the NBN Co as the wholesaler has moved this up to 64 per cent.
The promising statistics come after the company building Australia’s broadband network announced last week it would do what many have been calling for — it would increase the number of FTTC, or fibre-to-the-curb, connections in the rollout.
The FTTC connections (previously called fibre-to-the-distribution point) run fibre closer to the home and therefore uses less old copper wiring to make the final connection.