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Optus takes crown from TPG by the barest margin but Australia lags Mexico, Chile and New Zealand Telstra has improved its Netflix download speeds by .46 of a megabit per second, but is still the slowest of the Australian internet service providers the video streamer rates. Netflix today released the September version of its …

  1. Winkypop Silver badge
    Trollface

    Government says

    Never mind the speed, feel the (data) retention.

  2. PleebSmash

    every ISP improved its speed

    Does that have an effect on Australians who are not using Netflix?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Telstra may have increased netflix, but at the cost of other streaming apps.

    Twitch.TV is the best example, i never had any problems with twitch on Telstra Cable, since june it's unwatchable during Australian prime. while i can stream a HD netflix video, a 360p video from twitch.tv lags and stutters and then stops. strangely enough though it's only between the hours of 5pm and 11pm that this is an issue, outside those hours it seems to work fine except on the weekends, where it seems to fail from 6am saturday-11pm sunday.

  4. Jon B

    New Zealand not an economic peer?

    If New Zealand is not an economic peer, does that mean it is more developed than Australia?

  5. jjcoolaus

    60th in the world

    Australia is ranked 60th in the world for broadband speeds, so while in Netflix stats we might be compatible, Australia is not at all competitive in regular download speeds of things that are not streaming video.

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