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NBN speeds recover after increased COVID-19 demand in Australia

Thursday 21 May 2020 | 11:27 CET | News
NBN speeds and performance declined as Australians followed social distancing instructions to stay home due to COVID-19, but picked up following measures by NBN Co and streaming providers, according to a report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The report, which tracks NBN network performance from February to April, shows a recovery in network performance, principally due to NBN Co's move to offer retail service providers 40 percent extra network capacity for free, the ACCC said. Average download speeds on NBN Co's 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps speed tiers had dropped by

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission / NBN Co / Netflix / Optus / Vodafone / YouTube
Countries: Australia
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