The rollout of the NBN has thus far failed to improve Australia's international ranking in terms of broadband connectivity and performance.

Australia is failing to keep up with other countries in the provision of broadband services despite the ongoing rollout of the long-touted NBN, falling three spots in the third quarter of last year to a dismal 44th position internationally in terms of average connection speeds. Data from Akamai’s Q3 2014 State of…