Australia’s NBN Co has identified those postcodes leading demand for access to the country’s National Broadband Network.
According to NBN Co, the number of Australians choosing broadband plans with peak download speeds of 100 Mbps and above has more than doubled in the 12 months to January 2021, while average household data downloads grew by almost 20 per cent in the same period.
NBN Co has identified the leading five postcodes leading demand for faster broadband plans. Heading the charge is 2170, based around Liverpool of New South Wales. Closely followed by 3030, centred around Werribee and Hoppers Crossing west of Melbourne.
Rank State Postcode Suburbs include:
- News South Wales 2170 Liverpool, Casula, Moorebank
- Victoria 3030 Werribee, Werribee South, Point Cook
- Queensland 4350 Greater Toowoomba
- Victoria 3029 Hoppers Crossing, Truganina, Tarneit
- Victoria 3977 Craigieburn
Approximately 70 per cent of customers are now connected to nbn wholesale plans with peak download speeds of 50 Mbps3 while more than 16 per cent are connected to plans with peak download speeds in excess of 100 Mbps4 and above.
NBN Co says the need for speed comes with Australians increasingly working from home, enjoying high definition streaming video and cloud gaming, accessing online learning and telehealth, and adopting more connected home devices.
Brad Whitcomb, Chief Customer Officer at NBN Co, said: “Demand for data on the nbn™ network shows how Australians are continuing to increase their reliance on broadband for work, learning, entertainment and connected life. In doing so, they are choosing faster broadband plans that help to meet their household needs.
“We expect this trend to continue to 2021 as people continue to adopt new connected devices and entertainment subscriptions and aim to optimise the online experience for everyone at home.”