People in the NT are the most data-hungry in the country when it comes to internet usage, according to a surprising new report.
People in the NT are the most data-hungry in the country when it comes to internet usage, according to a surprising new report.

NT’s data-hungry residents top national download rankings

TERRITORIANS are the most data-hungry in the country when it comes to internet usage, according to a surprising new report.

Telstra has released a summary of data usage over the past 12 months, revealing the NT had the highest monthly data use per home this year with the average household downloading 327.98 gigabytes.

Queensland came in second at 316.19 gigabytes followed by Victoria with a 316.17-gigabyte average.

Telstra revealed gaming and streaming pushed up network traffic during 2020, especially during the COVID lockdown.

This year people being forced to work from home has also seen a 70 per cent increase of traffic in peak times on the Telstra network and 100 per cent for unlinked traffic.

Originally published as NT's data-hungry residents top national download rankings


Anglo confirms Grosvenor staff will not appear at inquiry

Premium Content Anglo confirms Grosvenor staff will not appear at inquiry

A second tranche of hearings exploring the Grosvenor Mine blast starts Tuesday in...

3 incredible Whitsunday experiences waiting to be explored

Premium Content 3 incredible Whitsunday experiences waiting to be explored

Think Whitsundays and what instantly comes to mind is the azure blue waters...

$19m hot spots: The cameras catching out Qld drivers

Premium Content $19m hot spots: The cameras catching out Qld drivers

Top five worst speed camera spots pull in $19m in fines