FIBRE TO THE NODE STILL NOT DELIVERING MINIMUM NBN SPEEDS REQUIRED UNDER AUSTRALIAN LAW

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By David Smith MP

01 September 2020

A response to a Labor Question on Notice has revealed that the NBN is still failing to deliver minimum speeds of 25 megabits per second to 139,963 households and businesses connected through Fibre to the Node as at May 2020.
 
This comes despite the Liberals promising everyone would have access to these minimum speeds by the end of 2016:

 

                                 

 

This is a $51 billion network — that is $21.5 billion over budget and four years behind schedule — that still isn't delivering minimum speeds.
 
It is both a requirement of law and the current NBN Statement of Expectations that all Australians have access to minimum broadband speeds of 25 megabits per second.
 
We are in 2020 and many Australians on copper NBN infrastructure are still not receiving the most basic broadband capability that was promised.
 
The ongoing lack of transparency is incredibly frustrating for impacted consumers and businesses.
 
The Government should set out a clear timetable for delivering what Australians have been promised, and rule out shifting copper households onto the NBN satellite service.