ACCC questions consumer need for higher-priced 100Mbps NBN services – Telco/ISP – iTnews

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Not sure why the ACCC is getting involved in building a case against faster plans but, they seem othave missed completely the scenarios such as multiple streams in the one house and other traffic used at the same time as streaming such as game downloads etc.

Australia’s competition watchdog took the unusual step of questioning whether consumers really needed to pay a premium for 100Mbps NBN services, given the performance characteristics of cheaper 50Mbps plans. The comments were made in conjunction with the release of new broadband monitoring numbers by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which “show, for the first time, how different NBN plans perform in streaming popular video content from Netflix and YouTube.” The report [pdf] found that for most retail service providers (RSPs), “nearly all NBN50 services would be able to stream from Netflix in high definition, even if two people were watching different programs at the same time.”

ACCC questions consumer need for higher-priced 100Mbps NBN services – Telco/ISP – iTnews

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