In a concerning revelation, NBNCo has admitted that 183,000 households on the copper Fibre to the Node network are not even receiving minimum speeds of 25 Mbps, as of March 2019.
This is despite the Liberals promising every Australian would have access to minimum speeds of 25 Mbps by the end of 2016.
Why is a network that is $21.4 billion over budget still not delivering minimum speeds?
This development adds to the ever growing list of Liberal failures with their ill-fated decision to abandon fibre in favour of copper:
- 183,000 Fibre to the Node users not receiving minimum speeds of 25 Mbps.
- 3 in 4 copper households unable to achieve speeds of 100 Mbps.
- The Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government failing to meet its own low-ball national NBN speed mandate in 5 out of 8 states and territories – including Western Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT.
- NBNCo purchasing and stockpiling of nearly 29,460 km of new copper with taxpayers money.
- A $600 million blowout in the copper remediation bill.
It is 2019 and 183,000 households aren’t even receiving minimum speeds. This is a concerning revelation, and confirms Labor’s long-standing concern that the copper network is letting down too many Australians.