I want to thank the hundreds of Canberrans who have sent me their broadband speeds as part of my campaign to get Canberra prioritised for the rollout of the NBN.
Today I am going to share some of those speeds and remind everyone who is listening that this is what Canberra businesspeople live with each and every day, this is what Canberra students live with each and every day and this is what Canberra families live with each and every day.
I remind them that we are in a nation's capital and I remind them that we are in the year 2017—so brace yourself. Noel in Theodore has download speeds of 0.52 megabits per second and upload speeds of 0.42 megabits per second. Jenny in Lyons had the worst speeds last month: a 0.03 download speed and a 0.04 upload speed. David in Fadden had a download speed of 0.33 and an upload speed of 0.94. Ruth in Barton had a download speed of 1.19 and an upload speed of 10.29. Bill in Chisholm had a download speed of 0.48 and an upload speed of 3.85. Andrew in Isabella Plains had a download speed of 0.45 and an upload speed of 3.56. Steve in Kingston said, 'The last time I had internet this bad was in Oman, when I worked there four years ago, and before that the dialup in the UK in the nineties.' These are appalling speeds. We want to be on the prioritisation list. Send me you speeds, Canberra.