Want to know how your current connection stacks up against NBN speed? NBN Co's just launched a site that'll let you work that out — with certain caveats. The underlying code behind the site is just the same Oookla code used at Speedtest.net, but prettied up a touch and with specific reference to the speed bands that NBN's proposing to deliver once it's available against set download criteria, such as the average size of an MP3 file. It's careful to note that the results gleaned are rather heavily qualified, with the small print noting that
The speeds used in the comparison are theoretical examples only and do not represent the speeds that will be available over the NBN. NBN Co is a wholesale only service provider and is designing the NBN to be capable of delivering high-speed services to its wholesale customers (RSPs). Speeds actually achieved by retail customers (end users) will depend on a number of factors including the quality of their equipment and in-premises connection, the broadband plans offered by their RSP and how their RSP designs its network to cater for multiple end users.