MEDIA RELEASE - NEW FIGURES SHOW MALCOLM TURNBULL’S SECOND-RATE NBN FLATLINING - 10 AUGUST 2016

The latest Netflix ISP Speed Index demonstrates the need for a proper National Broadband Network. 

Australia’s internet speeds dropped from 30th to 60th in the world on Malcolm Turnbull’s watch. Now the Netflix ISP Speed Index shows how prime time performance of the major Internet Service Providers has flatlined:

 

It’s simply not good enough.  This is the year Malcolm Turnbull promised he would deliver minimum broadband speeds of 25 Mbps to all Australians.  It won’t happen.

Instead, Malcolm Turnbull’s flawed roll-out is mired in delay, cost blowouts and disruption and the opportunities offered by quality broadband are being squandered and the cost is massive.

Jobs which should be created in Australia are being lost overseas. Technology which relies on broadband fails to be fostered in Australia. Companies cannot access and share the information they need.  Innovation becomes muted. Small businesses waste time and money while files upload. Consumers become frustrated.

Labor calls on Malcolm Turnbull to reconsider his ill-fated roll-out and ensure up to 2 million more fibre to the premises connections can be delivered before it’s too late. 

Labor’s NBN plan is measured, responsible and will ensure more Australian’s can access quality broadband and all its benefits, instead of relying on an outdated copper network.

WEDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST 2016