Bush Lose Out on Broadband's World -Class Speeds


The rollout of the National Broadband Network comes to an end this week, however, a new report reveals most Australians won't gain access to world-class speeds.

Despite taxpayers forking-out billions of dollars on building the network, the report states fewer than 30% of homes and businesses will access speeds of up to a gigabit.

Jeremy Mitchell from Huawei Australia says regional and rural areas will be among those hardest hit by the 'Gigabit Gap'.

"This report shows that once again the bush are losing out when it comes to broadband, now the whole point of NBN was to level the broadband playing field but the bush has been locked out."