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Monday, 7 November 2016
Page: 3053


Ms BRODTMANN (Canberra) (16:31): I recently addressed this chamber, asking Canberrans to send me a screenshot of their internet speeds. I speak today to update the House on the response. The average Australian's download speed is 13.9 megabits per second—I repeat: 13.9 megabits per second. That is the average Australian's download speed. For Rob in Chisholm, in my electorate, his download speed is 6.9 megabits per second. Gavin's speed in Conder is 1.4 megabits per second. Ahmad's download speed in Calwell is 3.8 megabits per second. Ryan's download speed in Conder is half a megabit per second.

Some of my constituents are living with the worst quality internet connection in the country, and yet the Turnbull government's NBN rollout has nothing for large parts of my electorate. Many suburbs of Canberra's south are not even included on the rollout map. We know we are not getting the NBN anytime soon, and we are not sure if we are ever going to get it. Meanwhile, Alan in the suburb of Fisher has a download speed of one-fifth of a megabit per second. It takes Alan 70 seconds to download what the average Australian downloads in one second.

I am asking Canberrans to keep sending me the screenshots of your internet speeds, the downloads and the uploads. Send me your speeds and send the Turnbull government a message— (Time expired)