It’s a common refrain among Australians, especially when the weather is bad: “I’ve lost my internet”.
It can be hard to quantify the impact of the internet on our lives, and it’s something that, if we don’t get some of our priorities right, will take years to repair.
So when you hear the phrase “internet costs me so much” on a regular basis, the first thing you may think is that you’ve been paying too much.
But it’s not always the case.
There are a lot of people out there who are struggling to keep up with their internet usage and are feeling the pinch, with many of them going through financial difficulty.
And the problem isn’t limited to just internet users.
The Consumer Price Index is also a measure of inflation and is widely used to gauge what’s going on with consumer spending, and the latest figures show the average Australian consumer has been paying more than $70 more a year on average since the year 2000.
And with so many Australians facing the same issue, how do you stop people from having to pay the same amount of money every month?
That’s where the internet safety service, InternetSavers, comes in.
Using the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, we’ve identified some of the major factors that are driving people’s internet bills.
Here’s how it worksYou can use this service to monitor how much you’re paying and get advice about what you can do to keep your internet costs in check.