[LINK] Average Aussie Broadband Speed Is 348KBps

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Sep 28 20:05:14 AEST 2011

Pando wants the publicity, not analysis. I asked for a full breakdown of 
the Australian data, plus a methodology discussion. Both were promised, 
neither was delivered.

I can't, for example, tell you with confidence whether the supposed 384 
Kbps is an average of all uploads plus all downloads, or what.

Finally; it's a P2P-style operation, which probably makes the number of 
people who have downloaded the Pando client an influence on the measured 

Snake, meet oil.


On 28/09/11 7:37 PM, Martin Barry wrote:
> $quoted_author = "stephen at melbpc.org.au" ;
>> Those hanging out for the NBN might find the latest results of a global
>> study of broadband speeds sobering reading.
> I'm not sure why. It's not clear how Pando measured or determined these
> speeds so it's hard to say what they mean. Some more info other than the
> average would be useful as well (sample size, mean, median, SD etc..).
> A more interesting survey, and one more relevant to the NBN, would combine
> what speed a household currently has versus what they would choose if last
> mile, or other, limitations didn't prevent it. However that would be
> horribly hard and expensive to conduct.
> cheers
> Marty
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