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NBN: 1 Gbps by the end of the year

Jonathan Swan and Asher Moses | April 19, 2013
NBN customers set for world-leading download speeds to happen by end of the year.

The chairman of the parliamentary committee overseeing the NBN, Robert Oakeshott, said he would use the committee hearings to scrutinise the Coalition's broadband policy.

''Now there is bipartisan commitment to complete the NBN, all policy suggestions on how to reach completion are fair game for the oversight committee,'' Mr Oakeshott said.

Also appearing before the parliamentary committee will be contractor Syntheo, whose work building the network has been blamed for a large portion of the delays.

What does 1 gigabit per second mean?

  • With 1Gbps service users can download one gigabit or 1000 megabits of data per second
  • This is about 80 times faster than an average ADSL connection
  • Download a feature length movie in several seconds


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