NBN to release monthly progress reports

Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House

Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House

A new progress report released by the NBN shows only half of Aussie homes that have access to the NBN have it installed.

Bundled with the announcement, NBN Co has released figures from the month of February, revealing that the number of connected homes and businesses has nearly doubled over the last 12 months from 1.9 million in February 2017 to 3.6 million.

NBN Co Chief Customer Officer Brad Whitcomb says the network is working to provide solutions to problems, and welcomes the public to track its progress and hold it accountable for what is and isn't working.

The number of homes and business ready to connect had increased from 4.2 million to 6.3 million.

Impressively, the figures also claim that "the average number of minutes of bandwidth congestion per week per service" has dropped dramatically since November a year ago, plummeting from 231 minutes to only 12, and that the percentage of premises that experience congestion is lowering despite the increase in connections.

"Significant progress has been made to improve the speeds delivered during peak hours, with Internet and phone providers now provisioning more bandwidth on the network than before we announced our new wholesale pricing options".

It's worth noting, however, that this statistic doesn't take into account the congestion on a per-ISP basis; the company is leaving it to the telcos to divulge this information themselves.

Residential at NBN says "We've also demonstrated we will prioritise the experience of people who have connected to the NBN access network, over the pace of rollout, by temporarily pausing sales on our HFC network until we can ensure the network delivers the optimal service it is capable of", he says.

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