Australia falls again in global broadband speed rankings

If fast broadband is essential to modern business including manufacturing, then you are all better off moving to that technology powerhouse Kazakhstan.

The latest Ookla Speedtest Global Index places Australia’s $50 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) as the world’s 62nd fastest fixed broadband, down three places and falling behind the central Asian republic.

The latest index for March shows Australia’s average download speed of 35.11 Mbps is far below the global average of 57.91 Mbps.

New Zealand’s speed is 2.5 times that of Australia.

NZ installed fibre to the home as originally proposed by Labor, but which was replaced by a mixture of technologies including copper by the Coalition government.

More than 5.1 million Australian homes are connected to the NBN.

Picture: NBN construction

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