Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a new website built on data collected from the telcos purporting to display broadband availability across Australia.
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Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he has achieved a first for the Australian government in delivering MyBroadband, a new website that aims to provide information on the download speeds available across Australia.
The website was launched today, accompanying the full report into Australian broadband quality and accessibility from the Department of Communications late last year.
MyBroadband is similar to NBN Co's rollout tracker, and allows users to put in their address and see what broadband is available in their area, be it ADSL, hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC), or fibre, as well as 3G or 4G connectivity. It also provides an estimation of the available download speeds on those services.
"It will enable Australians to see how their neighbourhood rates in terms of internet connectivity," Turnbull told journalists in Sydney today.
"All the leading telecommunications companies, and a lot of the smaller ones, too, to get as much information as we can to determine in these small areas what the availability of broadband and what the quality is," he said.
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