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.

Its vision is to  provide a unified voice for the telecommunications industry and to lead  it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and  services. The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of  consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance. For more details about  Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.

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