BROADBAND MONITORING SHOWS CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT

Sydney, 7 May 2019: Communications Alliance welcomes the further improvements in the fixed-line broadband speeds being delivered to Australian consumers, as demonstrated by the ACCC’s Measuring Broadband Australia report, released today.

The reporting program – now in its fifth iteration - has shown consistently strong performances by Australia’s major ISPs. The ACCC report also found that most RSPs are delivering broadband speeds that meet or exceed the promises made in their advertising.

“The positive performance against advertised speeds has been consistently demonstrated by the ACCC’s data over the previous four reports, and we welcome the ACCC’s inclusion of this important metric in today’s report,” said Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton.

Communications Alliance noted that the reporting of performance against advertised speeds would be improved if it took account of the existence of underperforming lines, the inclusion of which depressed the results of some providers.

Stanton also said “we are pleased to see that consumers are receiving further improvements in speeds delivered. All elements of the broadband supply chain are committed to working together to continue this trend.”

ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE
Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia. Its membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of the  communications industry, including carriers, carriage and internet  service providers, content providers, search engines, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.

The most influential association in Australian communications, co-operatively initiating programs that promote sustainable industry development, innovation and growth, while generating positive outcomes for customers and society.  To create a co-operative stakeholder environment that allows the industry to take the lead on initiatives which grow the Australian communications industry, enhance the connectivity of all Australians and foster the highest standards of business behaviour.  For more details about Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.

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