Earlier today, NBN Co proudly announced that the rollout of the National Broadband Network was halfway complete, with 5.7 million homes and businesses connected. But not everyone is excited to have the NBN connected – and its new promo did an unfortunate job of showcasing why.
The screenshot is from the NBN’s latest ad, which I’ve embedded below. And if you can’t see the problem, here’s a second shot:
And to think people were impressed when that Aussie won a Quake tourney on 200+ ping. Imagine that on nearly triple the lag.
The full video is below, with the offending shot at approximately 28 seconds.
Update: An NBN Co representative contacted Kotaku Australia to explain that the speed displayed in the ad was “exceptional service” for satellite connections “in global terms”. The user was, as Zombie Jesus pointed out in the comments, a Sky Muster customer. NBN Co also added that the ping time was standard for satellite broadband customers.