At the same time we are being overwhelmed with the avalanche of streaming offerings, little is being said of the ability of Australia's internet to cope with the amount of data required for all the predicted streaming.
Akamai's State of the Internet Report is not comfortable reading. So why is Australia is becoming a digital backwater? With internet speeds ranked 44th in the world, studies cite the direction of the nbn as part of the problem (as reported by the ABC).
Reading Australia doesn't even have connection speeds above the average 10 Mbps 'high broadband' threshold is depressing, but to learn we are ranked behind New Zealand should surely spark the competitive nature in us to at least try and challenge our cross-Tasman rivals.
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