Another Study Shows that Australians Want and Need Fast Internet Now

May 19, 2017
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Truth be told, Australians have been struggling with their slow internet connections that seldom reached the retailer’s promises for a long time. Their demands for fast internet with quick implementation are not a myth, and there is evidence to prove it.

 

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest figures on Australia’s internet activity, there is a large jump in the number of people who have advertised speeds higher than 24 Mbps, which is considered significant because this connotes Australia’s hunger for faster internet is quickly growing.

 

And NBN is thought to be a contributing factor in the adoption of higher speed internet.

 

There was an increase in a number of subscribers in Australia who are capable of 24 Mbps or higher from December 2014, which increased from 2.3 million to 7.8 million or 9% of all internet subscribers to 58% of all subscribers.

 

However, take note that the growth was on the number of subscribers, not the advertised speeds, which was only capable of reaching of 24 Mbps. This does not mean that the internet connection reached 24 Mbps all the time.

 

The increase in subscribers was caused by the rollout NBN has spearheaded during that time, but there is always the other side of the story. In terms of types of connections, there was an increase of subscribers to internet delivered by fibre and fixed wireless.

 

Even though things are looking good in terms of the number of subscribers, data from cloud computing services firm Akamai proves otherwise. According to their State of the Internet reports, Australia’s broadband is seen to be woefully behind most other developed countries.

 

During the time when Australia experienced an increase in the number of subscribers on internet speeds of 24 Mbps and up, Akamai released a report stating that the average internet download speed had increased by 27%, which was an increase to 10.1 Mbps, making Australia go down in the list in terms of average speeds.

 

With this information, this just shows how incompetent the Internet in Australia is. The country deserves efficient ways of communication since not only internet connection has problems, but also mobile connectivity.