Revealed: top five postcodes demanding faster broadband

Monday, 22 February, 2021

Revealed: top five postcodes demanding faster broadband

NBN Co has identified the five postcodes leading the demand for faster broadband plans, as more households opt for higher-speed nbn plans to support their needs for online work, learning, entertainment and connected life.

The number of Australians choosing broadband plans with peak download speeds of 100 Mbps and above more than doubled in the 12 months to January 2021, while average household data downloads increased by 20% in the same period.

The top postcode leading the charge for faster broadband plans is 2170, based around Liverpool in NSW. This is followed by 3030, around Werribee and Hoppers Crossing, west of Melbourne. Approximately 70% of customers are now connected to nbn wholesale plans with peak download speeds of 50 Mbps and above, while more than 16% are connected to plans with peak download speeds of 100 Mbps and above.

Brad Whitcomb, Chief Customer Officer at NBN Co, said the demand for data on the nbn shows how Australians are increasing their reliance on broadband and, in doing so, are choosing faster broadband plans that help meet their household needs. Whitcomb predicts this trend will continue into 2021, as people adopt new connected devices and entertainment subscriptions and aim to optimise the online experience for everyone at home.

The rising demand for faster broadband plans comes with Australians increasingly working from home, viewing high-definition streaming video and cloud gaming, accessing online learning and telehealth, and adopting more connected home devices.

“With more devices online at once, a faster broadband plan can help improve experience for the connected household,” said Whitcomb.

Image credit: © Le Moal

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