NZ beats Australia in OECD broadband rankings
Posted in: Government & Policy at 07/12/2010 17:28
New Zealand has passed Australia in the latest OECD rankings for broadband penetration.
According to the OECD, as of June 2010, New Zealand ranked 17th with 24.5 broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants. Australia, which ranked 18th, had 23.4 broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has reported that Australia's broadband penetration ranking has dropped from 17th to 18th in the last six months, which Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has taken as evidence that Australia needs a National Broadband Network (NBN).
The figures released by the OECD yesterday ranked 31 OECD countries for the six months to 30 June 2010 and placed Australia one spot below New Zealand. According to the statistics, 23.4 per cent of Australians have a fixed-line broadband subscription, compared to 24.5 per cent of New Zealanders.