Optus crowned fastest internet provider after overtaking TPG

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It might not feel like it, but Australia’s internet appears to show signs of getting better as a new provider is crowned the fastest.

The consumer watchdog has revealed its latest list of the fastest internet services, and there’s a new provider in first place.

Optus has dethroned TPG in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s latest Measuring Broadband Australiareport by delivering the highest percentage of maximum download speed during peak periods.

All of the retail service providers (who purchase access to the national broadband network at wholesale rates from the company in charge of it and then sell that access on to their customers) returned speeds between 76 per cent and 87 per cent of the maximum plan speeds across NBN and ADSL during the hours of 7pm – 11pm for August this year.

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