Aussie are in­creas­ingly opt­ing for higher NBN speeds, claims ACCC

IT’S THE NEED FOR SPEED.

APC Australia - - Tech Notes - Sharmishta Sarkar

The Aus­tralian con­sumer watchdog has re­leased it lat­est find­ings on the state of the NBN and has re­vealed that just un­der half of to­tal NBN users have shifted to plans with speeds of at least 50Mbps. Out of a to­tal of 4.5 mil­lion NBN cus­tomers, 2.2 mil­lion are cur­rently on high-speed broad­band, with NBN50 tak­ing out the lion’s share.

The ACCC has also re­vealed that band­width per house­hold has also in­creased, in­di­cat­ing tel­cos are now pur­chas­ing more NBN ca­pac­ity (CVC) than be­fore. How­ever, the data on the in­creased band­width comes ahead of a dis­count scheme NBN Co is about to end, which could re­sult in changes in con­ges­tion lev­els on the net­work.

The watchdog has also of­fered an in­sight into the best NBN plans cur­rently avail­able to cus­tomers, and which telco has the best speed per­for­mance. TPG came out on top in ev­ery re­spect. Ac­cord­ing to data col­lected from 790 speed tests across the coun­try, TPG has the best down­load (88.4% of max­i­mum speeds) and up­load speed (89.1%).

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