IDA checks Internet service providers' price, performance
Consumers wanting to make an informed choice on broadband plans can now turn to an independent audit that shows M1 customers had the fastest links to overseas websites in July.
The audit, commissioned by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), compares local Internet service providers (ISPs) on the basis of price and download speed.
The latest audit, based on data gathered in July, is available on IDA's website. The data is gleaned from probes plugged into the modems and routers of volunteers here. In July this year, M1's 50Mbps fibre broadband users surfed on international websites at an average speed of 23.3Mbps.
Although this was only marginally faster than the 23.2Mbps clocked by users on SingTel's premium 200Mbps plan, the difference is starker where M1's 100Mbps fibre broadband users are concerned - they surfed at almost double the speed at 40.8Mbps that month.