[LINK] Average Aussie Broadband Speed Is 348KBps

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Thu Sep 29 18:19:46 AEST 2011

On 29/09/11 5:35 PM, Darrell Burkey wrote:
> 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.
 From the OECD:
> 1. DSL:
> a. Includes all DSL lines offering Internet connectivity which are 
> capable of download speeds of at least 256 kbit/s
> b. The DSL line is excluded if it is not used for Internet 
> connectivity (e.g. leased lines)
All other technologies also start at 256 Kbps.

> Have you uploaded any video content lately on a typical Australian ADSL account?
> Calling
>   ADSL broadband is one of the biggest cons the public have ever fallen
> for. It's right up there with 'Unlimited' Internet accounts.
> Cheers.
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