Reply to post: FTTN average speed is 70/30Mbps / 76% don't care

Retailers would love an NBN backhaul tariff restructure


FTTN average speed is 70/30Mbps / 76% don't care

A couple of quotes from NBNCo in Consumers expect too much from the internet, says ombudsman:

On Friday NBN Co blamed consumers, saying 76 per cent of Australians "don't know what internet speed they are receiving" and 35 per cent were unaware they have a choice of speed when switching to the NBN."

A spokeswoman confirmed the average speed on fibre-to-the-node lines is currently about 70 Mbps download and 30 Mbps upload. It estimates about 65 per cent of FTTN lines can get between 50 and 100 Mbps during the switch over phase, then increasing by 5 and 10 Mbps.

Remove speed tiers from NBN because of the variability in speeds and the average would be 70Mbps, not that many people would care :-).

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