Turnbull wants to know where you live and how fast your internet is

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COMMUNICATIONS Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a new website to test your internet speed. The only hitch is you have to give the Government your address while they poll your connection.

“The Government has launched a speed test on the MyBroadband website, allowing users to check their individual line speeds and provide more granular detail on their area’s service levels,” Malcolm said.

“This speed test represents the next stage of development for MyBroadband, an interactive website that allows users to search the broadband availability and quality profile for their local area.

The results from the speed test will be collected and analysed by the Department of Communications and will help map internet speeds across Australia.”

You can check it out on the Communications website

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2 Responses to “Turnbull wants to know where you live and how fast your internet is”

  1. Bruce Rasmussen
    April 9, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    This is an old story recycled. Come on give us fresh news!
    And BTW there are a myriad of programs you can use to check your internet speed – or lack thereof. Doesn’t need a government to create one (if the private sector has already done it!)

    • John Griffiths
      John Griffiths
      April 9, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      It’s a new announcement about it today Bruce.

      The bigger picture is that this system gives the Government a map of internet speeds and provider architecture.

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