The ACCC has released its 23rd Measuring Broadband Australia report, and Launtel has maintained its top spot. The report found Launtel customers receive 103.8% of their NBN plan's maximum speeds during the busiest hours of the day (between 7pm and 11pm).
Telstra took second place from Exetel, with its customers found to get 101% of maximum plan speeds during busy hours. Exetel customers were right behind, with 100.9%.
The report covers 11 telcos in an attempt to find the fastest NBN provider. These include Aussie Broadband, Dodo, Exetel, iiNet, iPrimus, Launtel, Optus, Telstra, TPG, Superloop, and Vodafone.
Here's the full breakdown of how they all performed:
The report also found that fixed-line NBN customers hit record-setting download speeds during busy hours. Customers achieved 98.8% of their plans' download speeds, up from 98.5% last quarter.
Despite the overall speed increase, the ACCC found that regional customers are more impacted by underperforming services than those in urban areas. 7% of of regional NBN services underperform, compared to 4% of urban services. By and large, limitations with Fibre to the Node are to blame. (Most Fibre to the Node customers will be able to upgrade to Fibre to the Premise by the end of 2025.)
Compare NBN 50 plans from the providers in this report:
The Measuring Broadband Report also includes fixed wireless NBN services, which saw a slight improvement this quarter. Busy hour download speeds were 89.5% of plan speeds, compared to 87.5% in the previous report.
As always, it's worth remembering the scale of the ACCC's testing. The results come from a month-long testing period during September across 1,313 NBN connections. All but 86 of these households have a connection with one of the 95 providers featured in the report. The ACCC reports a 95% confidence level in its results.