Aussies Want NBN

  • Australia wants superfast broadband
  • 2x as many users than last year
  • NBN for completion on mid-2015

There are now twice as many Australians on superfast broadband, emphasizing the importance of connecting fibre directly to homes and businesses, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) latest

  • Australia wants superfast broadband
  • 2x as many users than last year
  • NBN for completion on mid-2015

There are now twice as many Australians on superfast broadband, emphasizing the importance of connecting fibre directly to homes and businesses, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) latest Internet Activity Australia Report.

"Today's figures demonstrate that Australians want the NBN and why connecting fibre directly to homes and businesses is the right choice," NBN Co’s Chief Technology Officer Gary McLaren said.

Australia places 25th on the list of countries that prefer the use of fibre to the home or building as a means of providing broadband, according to last week’s OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012.

The NBN is slated for completion for 3.5 million premises by mid-2015, in line with the three-year rollout plan.

"More people are downloading more and more data over fixed-line networks – you only have to look at the amount of videos, high resolution images, music, large documents and games people are downloading at home and in the office (including over Wi-Fi networks).”

"The amount of high definition video being watched by Australians is expected to grow by more than ten times by 2020. So upgrading our fixed lines will be vital to keeping up with this ever-growing demand.”

“The stats show that whether people are browsing on a tablet or watching YouTube on their smartphone, 92% of their downloads are via fixed line connections, even if they're using Wi-Fi," McLaren said.

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