[LINK] Average Aussie Broadband Speed Is 348KBps

Darrell Burkey darrell.burkey at anu.edu.au
Thu Sep 29 17:35:46 AEST 2011

On 28/09/11, Richard Chirgwin  <rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> 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.

Technically, Australian consumers don't have access to broadband for Internet access at all and never have.

Unless I'm mistaken that broadband is generally considered 1 Mbit/sec and the bandwidth is synchronous. 

Have you uploaded any video content lately on a typical Australian ADSL account?

 ADSL broadband is one of the biggest cons the public have ever fallen 
for. It's right up there with 'Unlimited' Internet accounts. 


Darrell Burkey
UNIX Systems Administrator
College of Asia & the Pacific
Australian National University
Ph: (02) 6125 4160

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