Total nbn connections pass 8.1m


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 22 February, 2021

Total nbn connections pass 8.1m

There are now more than 8.1 million premises across Australia connected to the nbn, according to the ACCC’s latest Wholesale Market Indicators report.

Total connections grew 3.6% in the December quarter as Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher announced the completion of the principal rollout, the report shows.

So far around 68% of all services acquired from NBN are on higher speed tiers of 50 Mbps or above, including about 16% of wholesale services acquired at speeds of 100 Mbps or above.

“Most customers now use the higher speed tiers, which is a result of more retail service providers promoting higher speed plans,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims commented.

“NBN Co’s new incentives to retail service providers, such as its Focus on Fast promotion, is welcome as many Australians now work and study from home at least some of the time. Customers should consider their usage and needs, and explore whether these promotions offer them a better deal.”

Meanwhile, as of the end of the quarter there were at least 11 retail service providers connected at all of the 121 nbn points of interconnection across the country, up from nine at the end of September. At least 12 providers were connecting at 112 of the points of interconnection.

Image courtesy NBN Co.

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