To be fair on them they factually 'governed' (i.e. restricted) internet speeds for Australia's 'consumers', IF that was their intention to do so.
IF not, then they cannot get right a basic service (telecommunications), making matters worse as it's something that is their very own resource, something that they've had since the 1960's which makes them look like incompetent imbeciles.
Australia's internet speed rating now sits at 55.
Some people may take the piss out of Kazakhstan, but those goat herders can serf the web on the back of a goat quicker than a convict in Collingwood.
Bit of laughing stock ye 'ol business called the 'Australian Government'.
See what msn.com wrote about this matter within the headline:
Australia's internet speed ranking falls two places to 55th fastest in the worldAustralia has fallen two places on a global ranking of internet speeds to 55 as the National Broadband Network looks to be completed by 2020.
A monthly ranking by the Speedtest Global Index placed Australia at number 55 for fixed broadband speeds in the world for December 2017, with an average download speed of 25.88 Megabits per second (Mbps).
One place above with 25.96 Mbps was Kazakhstan and one place below was the United Arab Emirates with 25.69 Mbps.
In first place was Singapore with a lightning-quick download speed of 161.21 Mbps.
An NBN spokesperson told The Australian that our poor internet speeds should lift once more Australians connect to the network. Approximately three million Australian homes are currently connected and using the NBN.
"This means that the majority of data being captured by these kind of reports are being generated by the five million or so legacy services on slower ADSL services," the spokesman said.
Speedtest develops its ranking systems using data gleaned from users who go to its site to gauge how fast their internet is – and much like restaurant reviews, it's likely that people who were experiencing poor internet would go to the site to see how bad it was.
Under the NBN, Australians would have access to several different speed "tiers", based on which retailer the user purchased their NBN connection plan with.
For example, Telstra's standard evening speed tier offers users a minimum download speed of 15 Mbps during peak evening times from 7pm – 11pm.
Online streaming service Netflix recommends an internet speed of 3.0 Mbps to watch movies and television series in standard definition.
The Speedtest Global Index also ranked users based on their mobile internet speeds, where Australia ranked in 7th place with a an average download speed of 48.87 Mbps.