Australia Has Faster Internet Than Equatorial Guinea, Turnbull Reassures Nation

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Australia’s average internet speed is well above those calculated in North Korea and Equatorial Guinea, the Prime Minister said today, reassuring Australians worried by our international rankings.

In a speech to media, which was still buffering at the time of publication, Mr Turnbull said that when it came to internet speeds, Australia was well ahead of the curve. “Look at countries like Sudan, like Laos, like Kenya. They’d kill to have our internet speeds. Actually don’t look at Kenya, bad example. But you know what I mean”.

He said Australia’s NBN was world-class. “When you’re trying to download a movie tonight, just remember that it would take at least 20% longer, maybe 30% longer to do that in The Democratic Republic of Congo. That’s world-class”.

Related: “To Australia’s shame, the NBN lags behind the rest of the world” by Michelle Grattan