back to article Wanted: broadband crash-test dummies for ACCC's speed tests

Having beaten off opposition from carriers and ISPs, Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission has kicked off its broadband speed monitoring program. The project, which is supported by nbn™, needs household volunteers – 2,000 of them this year, to begin with. Those volunteers will have a hardware device installed to act …

  1. mathew42

    Unlimited data = poor performance

    I'm suprised the ACCC hasn't cracked down on ISPs offering unlimited data, since congestion is limiting the data that people can download.

  2. Tim99 Silver badge

    Abuse?

    I hope that the ID of volunteers and the "reporting back" is randomized/anonymized, otherwise 2,000 lucky users may get the best performance that they have ever had. Whilst the rest of us don't.

  3. Winkypop Silver badge

    Not testing, waiting

    NBN?

    I live in a capital city and still don't even have a projected build date.

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