From email today:
Our Measuring Broadband Australia program has moved to its next phase. Very soon we’ll start sending out our testing devices, called Whiteboxes, to selected volunteers who have already signed up to have their broadband speeds tested.
We’ll be using this data to give customers clearer information about the broadband speeds they can expect to receive when they’re comparing different NBN plans. The first results of the speed tests are expected to be released by the end of March 2018.
Working with SamKnows, an experienced internet testing provider, we’ll be selecting our first group of volunteers and contacting them over the coming months.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer and haven’t already signed up, there’s still time — complete our online form at broadband monitoring and performance program.
To make sure our reports are accurate and reliable we need the right mix of volunteers. Not everyone who registers will be selected, but if you’re not picked at first we may still contact you later as our program grows.
If you’re selected, you’ll get more information about how the Whitebox and testing program works, the reports you’ll be able to access about your own broadband performance and the opportunity to confirm whether you still want to be involved in the program.
You can learn more about the Measuring Broadband Australia program at monitoring broadband performance.
We’ve also updated the information about broadband speeds on our website to help you when you’re considering the offers made by internet service providers.
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