The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) has released a working paper that examines the demand for fixed-line broadband in Australia over the next decade.

27 February 2018

The working paper Demand for fixed-line broadband in Australia identifies the factors that drive household demand for data and the rate at which it is transmitted—known as bandwidth—and how this may change over time.

Australians are enthusiastic adopters of digital technology which means there is high demand for fast, reliable broadband services particularly at peak times.

Despite rapid growth in this demand, the BCAR paper shows that in 2026 the fixed-line broadband needs of Australian households will be well served by the current National Broadband Network rollout.

The BCAR research will be updated regulary to assess the impact of factors such as shifting demographics on changing data and bandwidth needs as Australians embrace new digital technologies.

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