While the average Australian has a download speed of 13.9 megabits per second, some Canberrans are struggling with internet speeds in single digits.
Even though I’ve written to the Minister, delivered petitions to the Parliament and expressed the frustrations of Canberrans in countless speeches on the NBN rollout, the Turnbull Government has completely failed to listen.
That’s why I’ve asked Canberrans to send me screenshots of their upload and download speeds.
The response has been overwhelming.
Some of the internet speed test results I’ve received show how underserved Canberrans have been by the Turnbull Government’s decision to leave Canberra as one big blank space on the NBN rollout map.
Rob in Chisholm: 9 Mbps
Gavin in Conder: 1.4 Mbps
Ahmad in Calwell: 3.8 Mbps
Ryan in Conder: 0.5 Mbps
Alan in Fisher: 0.2 Mbps
Alan in Fisher takes 70 seconds to download what the average Australian downloads in one.
These results are further evidence that the Turnbull Government has a blindspot the size and shape of Canberra.
Yet many suburbs in Canberra’s south are still not included on the latest rollout map.
I am asking Canberrans to send me your speeds and send the Turnbull Government a message.
Because the nation’s capital should not have the nation’s worst broadband.
And if they won’t listen, we’ll make them look.
Tuesday, 8 November 2016