Internet Speed in Australia Gets Slower

Although Australia was supposed to develop its broadband infrastructure further, we somehow found ourselves dropping in Internet speeds.

Australia’s average connection speeds now places 44th in the world, down 4 places from a 2013 report which estimates online connection speeds and broadband uptake worldwide.

Some believe that the drop-off is the result of delay, indecision and policy change on the national broadband network, which is the fibre optic network implemented nationally.

In the meantime, many industry observers are critical of the initial approach, saying that copper could slow broadband connection speeds by up to 50%.