Whirlpool's 2008 Broadband Survey Shows Australians Don't Want An Internet Filter

whirlpool survey 08.gifThe results of Whirlpool's annual broadband survey have been released today, and unsurprisingly one of the most clear-cut results was that there is no mandate for ISP-level filtering from the government. Of the 19,763 completed entries, almost 90% said they would opt out of the optional adult-content filter proposed by the Labor government. Other bits of unsurprising information in that 75% of those surveyed thinks we should skip the Fibre-to-the-Node NBN rollout and go for more advanced technologies like Fibre-to-the-Home.

When it comes to breaking down Australia's best ISP, the results are quite complex and murky, but iiNet and Internode both perform exceptionally well, while Telstra's higher prices and lower download limits saw people leaving for other ISPs.

There's plenty more juicy information in the results, so head on over to the Whirlpool forums to see how your ISP stacks up against the competition.




    While i agree that the internet filter sucks and it should be up to individuals / parents to filter content, i think the whirlpool survey is a joke. If you ask a bunch of tech heads, nerds and jobless sooks what they think it does not represent the interests of the whole community. Whingepool should not be taken seriously.

    that's great, but the majority of whirlpool users are relatively tech savvy and hence why telstra and optus are still the largest ISPs

    While some might argue gathering data from Whirlpool forums is questionable, the Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies report, released by the American National Association of Attorneys General is of impeccable pedigree.


    And since the whole point of the filtering debate is to "protect the children" it is good to see social networking sites adding their own new security measures to protect children from peer based abuse.

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