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Wide difference in net speeds across the South Burnett

Internet web search. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times
Internet web search. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times Inga Williams

FOR Kingaroy residents who want fast internet speeds, 4G mobile internet appears to be the way to go until the NBN launches in town.

According to internet speed crowd-sourcing site Streetspeed residents that use 4G mobile have recorded download speeds of 34.89mb/s in Kingaroy and upload speeds of 4.83mb/s.

South Burnett residents shared the data after South Burnett Regional Council teamed up with Streetspeed to get a snapshot of what the region's internet speeds were like.

For residents on an old DSL Telstra line, they are getting download speeds of between 1mb/s and 10mb/s.

Upload speeds range from 0.2mb/s and 0.9mb/s.

For those on the outskirts of Kingaroy that have access the NBN's fixed wireless service they receive download speeds of about 3.5mb/s and upload speeds of 3.5mb/s.

Speeds are similar in Nanango, with DSL speeds of about 1.62mb/s and 4G speeds of about 12mb/s.

The best recorded internet speeds were on a remote property in Taromeo, connected to the NBN fixed wireless service.

A download speed of 43.74bm/s was recorded and an upload speed of 10.05mb/s.

The worst recorded speed was in Wondai on MacKenzie street, with 0.39mb/s download speed and 0.14mb/s upload speed.

There was only one SkyMuster satellite entry, a Maidenwell property that recorded a 10.65mb/s download speed and a 0.78mb/s upload speed.

The Federal Government, through the ACCC, will also launch a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds.

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said the program would use hardware-based devices to perform remote testing of about 4,000 homes to determine typical speeds on fixed-line NBN services at various times.

"This information will assist consumers in comparing and shopping around, and checking that they receive what they are paying for,” Mr Sims said.

What is a mb?

  • 1 megabyte = 1000 kilobytes
  • 1 megabyte = 0.01 gigabytes
  • Photo taken on iPhone = 2mb
  • Average high definition movie = 3gb
  • Download speed: How long it takes to download a file
  • Upload speed: How long it takes to upload a file
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