Aussie Broadband is one of the most popular providers in Australia right now and with data like this, it’s easy to see why. The independently captured data from Speedtest shows Aussie to be the fastest and most consistent provider on the market.

The breakdown of data shows Aussie Broadband to have:

  • Higher speed scores: 88.33Mpbs compared to their closest competitor at 59.81Mpbs
  • Equal lowest median latency of 9ms
  • Contistency higher than all others at 85.7%

This is all good news if you’re an Aussie subscriber it seems, particularly if you’re in the major capitals enjoying higher average speeds than the rest of the country. That list is headlined by Melbourne (52.53 Mbps), Darwin (52.42 Mbps), Brisbane (52.41 Mbps) and Sydney (52.30 Mbps).

It’s interesting to see providers like iiNet figure for low latency, but dropping down the list quickly when it comes to sped and particularly, consistency of delivery.

*Update* A TPG spokesperson has contacted Ausdroid with a note that:

The presentation of a range of speeds an RSP offers in a single metric is simplistic. We offer a range of NBN plans across our brands to suit all customers’ speed needs. The best source of information for customers to assess how their NBN service should be performing is the typical evening speed for the NBN plan they have chosen, which is included on our websites. Apps such as Ookla’s are also helpful for customers to test actual speeds against their chosen speed plan.

Optus seems to fly under many users radar, are a quiet achiever landing second for speeds, equal third for latency and outright third for consistency – topping 82%.

Amongst this data, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Australia’s average fixed broadband speed has dipped in September by around 1.8Mbps. There are plenty of factors that could be affecting this, including the significant lockdowns being endured across the country. This leaves users at home, sharing infrastructure during the day that is normally uninhibited while most are at work or school.

If you’re looking at your options for a broadband provider, do you take these types of data sets into account? Or do you shop on price, reputation or simply word of mouth?

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Shaun

I signed up for NBN as soon as was able (FTTP). Initially with iiNet, I had to change when sold (as service in terms of speed and customer interaction) dipped. I have been with Aussie now for some years (started with 100/40, then 100/20) and now have high speed as was upgraded at no additional price some months ago. Apart from a router issue (fixed by Google mesh), I have had no problems.

Ironhide

Happy ABB user here. 100/20. HFC though 😭

Paul Smedley

Whilst I’m a big fan of ABB, isn’t this just a reflection of the fact that ABB sell more high speed plans that other providers, and were the first to launch NBN250 and NBN1000 plans, and hence have a higher proportion of users with these speeds, who will of course record higher speed tests.