The ACCC is seeking volunteers to help test Aussie NBN speeds


Australia’s unbiased client watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has for two,000 volunteers to measure and examine their broadband speeds in a bid to ship clear client info on this oft-complained about concern.

The program will set up a chunk of in round 2,000 properties for the primary yr, and as much as four,000 residences over its 4 yr length, which can remotely “determine typical speeds on fixed-line NBN services at various times throughout the day”.

According to the ACCC’s Acting Chair Delia Rickard, the Commission “is currently investigating examples of where ISPs may have misled consumers in relation to their broadband speeds,” and believes “it is crucial that consumers have access to information about the speed and quality of the broadband services they are paying for”.

The $7 million program is being funded by the Federal Government and can final 4 years. It is comparable in nature to a variety of present applications within the UK, US, Singapore and Canada, which have all been in place for a number of years (virtually a decade within the UK’s case).

If you’re desirous about client transparency and wish to volunteer, then you possibly can , with the primary spherical of functions closing by the tip of July 2017.

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