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Typical evening speeds of NBN RSPs
TPG said it has low-balled its broadband speeds during evening times as it complies with new ACCC labelling directions issued in August.
Under the ACCC rules, telcos need to disclose the typical speeds experienced between 7pm and 11pm by consumers, rather than labelling plans with the size of the NBN Ethernet Bitstream Service, in an effort to better inform consumers and allow plans between retailers to be compared properly.
The fact that speeds experienced on the NBN do not match the speeds users are sold can be blamed in part on the use of copper in the fibre-to-the-node and fibre-to-the-basement networks, and also on retailers not purchasing enough connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) bandwidth from NBN. In July, NBN CEO Bill Morrow said the average bit rate per user on the network was approximately 1Mbps.
This week, TPG adjusted its website to conform with new labelling, and revealed the typical evening speeds across its plans. For a 12Mbps service, the typical speed is 10.6Mbps, while the 50Mbps plan…