As part of the Government’s statement of expectations, NBN Co is required to provide a minimum peak speed of Mbps down, however due to the downgrading of the NBN to the Multi Technology Mix that was implemented under Malcolm Turnbull, many premises can not achieve even those minimum speeds, and many more are have no option to go above that.
For those home “lucky” enough to get less than the 25 Mbps threshold out of their FTTN connection, it appears they will get upgraded to a different technology. NBN has confirmed that the first 3000 premises affected by sub par speeds have been moved over to a full Fibre to the Premises connection. It’s kind of like trading on your 1990 Hyundai Excel for a brand new BMW (soon with Wireless Android Auto).
According to year-old data there were approximately 60,000 premises across the NBN roll out achieving sub par connection speeds, so these 3000 connections are nothing to get to excited about (unless you one of the 3000), and it’s likely the number of underwhelming connections has increased since that original 60,000 figure was released.
At least for these premises there is hope on the horizon. There are many households who want / need access to more that the basic 25 Mbps connection that won’t see an upgrade for a long long time.