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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Thanks Malcolm - Australia dives from 30th to 60th in the world for internet speeds

Australia has crashed in the global broadband rankings – again.

Less than three years ago when Malcolm Turnbull changed course on the National Broadband Network Australia was ranked 30th in the world for average peak connection speed.

Today we are ranked 60th.

Australia’s broadband ranking crashed 14 spots last quarter alone. 

We are behind most of Asia and most of Europe, the US and Canada.  We are even behind Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Poland.

Under Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate copper NBN, Australia’s international broadband competitiveness has crashed against every broadband metric that has a measure.

Australian businesses need reliable, fast broadband to compete in the global digital economy, but Malcolm Turnbull is shackling Australia to an NBN that relies on last century’s copper.

Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate NBN is a complete failure.

Malcolm Turnbull promised that his second rate NBN would reach every home in 2016 – he has doubled that timeframe.

He also promised his second rate NBN would cost $29.5 billion – he has nearly doubled the cost to up to $56 billion.

And now we have doubled our world ranking for internet speeds – from 30th in the world to 60th. 

Malcolm Turnbull has made a mess of the NBN.

Australia cannot afford another three years of Malcolm Turnbull’s failures.

AKAMAI STATE OF THE INTERNET REPORT – AUSTRALIA

* Metric Akamai considers “more representative of internet connection capacity”.

 

WEDNESDAY, 23 MARCH 2016

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