Broadband Internet Australia – NBN: $40Billion For Slower Speeds

Posted on Fri 03/31/2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~

If you really want something stuffed up, get government to do it.

Here in Australia, the $40 billion NBN has actually given some users slower speeds – and the government bans them from using the faster services of private-sector competitors:

Consumers are having their internet speeds slashed under the $40 billion-plus National Broadband Network as Telstra and Optus are forced to withdraw their direct services from areas covered by the rollout of the NBN.

Telstra and Optus operate hybrid fibre coaxial networks which deliver speeds of up to 140 megabits per second, but under Rudd government legislation they must withdraw from offering those services within 18 months of the NBN being made available in an area.

However, in many cases NBN connections are delivering just a fraction of the speeds promised and consumers are being forced from reliable, fast connect­ions on to slower, less stable NBN services.

Nino Iaccarino, of Ferny Grove in Brisbane, had a Telstra HFC 30Mbps plan that consistently deliv­ered the promised speed. “I was on Telstra cable and I never had a problem with my download speeds — it was a solid 30Mbps all the time,” he said yesterday.

However, on switching to the NBN, with the service provided by MyRepublic, paying for a package spruiking download speeds of 100Mbps, his internet speeds have dropped to as low as 1.41Mbps.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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