Fact Check: Anthony Albanese says Australia has slipped to 59th in the world for average broadband speeds since the Coalition took office.
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Anthony Albanese says Australia has slipped to 59th in the world for average broadband speeds since the Coalition took office. According to Ookla's Speedtest Global Index — a source that experts quoted as the industry standard — Australia ranked 59th out of 180 nations in average broadband download speeds.
Ookla has also recently published a measure of "median" download speeds which the organisation notes better represents a user's likely experience. On this basis, Australia ranked slightly higher at 54. Experts told Fact Check that Australia's ranking had slipped over the Coalition's term, as suggested by Mr Albanese.
Verdict: Mr Albanese's claim checks out.
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8 Dec 2021