What is the ISP Speed Index?
The ISP Speed Index, which ranks all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on their average download speed during prime time over the course of a month, found that Telstra internet was comfortably the fastest in Australia. Telstra, who saw an average download speed of 3.99 Mbps during the month of August, beat out Exetel and Optus for the top spot.
A Record-Breaking Achievement
Monthly ISP data shows a clear upwards trend in Netflix download speeds for most major Australian ISPs, but Telstra is leading the charge. August 2018 was the third month in succession in which they had eclipsed the previous fastest download speed ever reached in the country. In July, they set the mark with an all-time average high of 3.86 Mbps during prime time, in July that figure jumped up to 3.92, while this month it advanced even further to 3.99 — a far cry from the 3.14 Mbps they were serving up this time last year.
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Which Other ISPs are Worth Considering?
The results mark the seventh consecutive month that Telstra topped the list, with January the last time they were beaten by another ISP — Exetel, on that occasion. This marks a major turnaround from just a year ago, when Telstra was comfortably the slowest of the six major ISPs, until September of 2017.
The results of the August ISP Speed Index are listed below:
- Telstra – 3.99 Mbps
- Exetel – 3.83 Mbps
- Optus – 3.81 Mbps
- iiNet – 3.75 Mbps
- TPG – 3.71 Mbps
- Dodo/iPrimus – 3.69 Mbps
Netflix, as the world’s leading entertainment service, is now more than ever coming under consideration when consumers decide which ISP they will use. With Telstra seemingly set to continue opening up a gap on their competitors for fastest Netflix download speeds during prime time, including TPG broadband, these figures are likely to have a major impact on the mobile and broadband giant’s ability to attract new customers, so you may wish to take a moment to compare Telstra internet and broadband packages.