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NBN tries to backpedal from gamer congestion claims

The NBN has released a statement that attempts to distance claims that “gamers predominantly” are responsible for congestion on the nation’s high-speed fixed wireless connection.

Paraphrasing an exchange between NBN exec Bill Morrow at a recent parliamentary hearing, the NBN says Morrow blamed congestion on a combination of “higher-than-expected take-up of the fixed wireless service and increased data consumption,” adding that “the main cause is concurrency.”

The NBN continues to say that Morrow said that potential shaping would “prevent… heavy users from impacting the majority,” and that it was “gamers predominantly” who might be affected.

NBN’s shaping of the conversation contradicts a previous transcript where Morrow singles out “gamers predominantly” as heavy users who consume high amounts of data.

Looks like the NBN’s fact check needs to be fact checked, eh?

What do you make of this new chapter of the NBN gamer congestion saga?



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