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Australian govt intervenes in NBN speed debate

Leon Spencer | Aug. 2, 2017
The ACMA embarks on research mission to pin down NBN performance.

Importantly, the broadband speeds monitoring program not only aims to provide consumers with more information about services in their areas, it is also expected to draw out whether issues relating to speed are being caused by the performance of the NBN, or by retail service providers (RSPs) not buying sufficient capacity.

In July, ACCC chairman, Rod Sims, said the ACCC was focused squarely on the four largest players in the local market: Telstra, Optus, Vocus and TPG.

He also flagged that the he expects the ACCC to take legal action by the end of the year against telcos that are found to have misled consumers over broadband speed claims.



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