Broadband performance monitoring and reporting in the Australian context

Closed 13 Aug 2013

Opened 1 Aug 2013

Overview

The ACCC is considering the implementation of a monitoring and reporting program in relation to the performance of broadband internet services in Australia, subject to securing financial support.

A broadband performance monitoring and reporting program would involve testing data transfer rates and other quality of service metrics for broadband services. The ACCC would then compile the resulting data and publicly release reports discussing the results.

The purpose of this consultation is to enable the ACCC to develop a plan for a robust monitoring program which would provide meaningful and insightful reporting for stakeholders on the performance of broadband services in Australia.

Why We Are Consulting

This consultation is now closed. Submissions were due by 5:00 pm on Friday, 13 September 2013.

For the most up to date information on the consultation please see, Broadband performance monitoring and reporting program.

What Happens Next

Following this consultation process, the ACCC intends to release a position paper in 2014 outlining how it would implement a broadband performance monitoring and reporting program if the necessary funding was obtained.

Audiences

  • Youth
  • Seniors
  • Indigenous
  • Non-English speaking background
  • All consumers
  • Small business
  • All business
  • Industry

Interests

  • Communications