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Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Basic Speed Plan (Small)
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
70GB Data
$38/mth Price
Min Cost - $38 over 1 mthCost of 1MB data $0.00054
  • 40GB of off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • Speed 12/1Mbps included
  • Speed boost available for extra fee
  • Peak is throughout the day from 7am to 1am and off-peak is late night from 1am to 7am
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Exetel Mobile
Home Wireless Broadband Month to Month
Mobile Speed 4G Speeds Vary
250GB Data
$39.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $138.99 over 1 month (incl. $99 modem)
  • No Contract
  • 250GB anytime data usage
  • Speeds to 12/1Mbps
  • Optus 4G mobile network
Exetel Mobile
Home Wireless Broadband 12 Months
Mobile Speed 4G Speeds Vary
250GB Data
$39.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $479.88 over 12 months
  • Free WiFi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • 250GB anytime data usage
  • Speeds to 12/1Mbps
  • Optus 4G mobile network
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Standard Speed Plan (Small)
NBN 25™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
70GB Data
$43/mth Price
Min Cost - $43 over 1 month
  • 40GB off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • 25/5 Mbps speed
  • Peak is throughout the day from 7am to 1am and off-peak is late night from 1am to 7am
  • 20Mbps typical evening speed
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Basic Speed Plan (Medium)
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
120GB Data
$45/mth Price
Min Cost - $45 over 1 mth
  • 80GB of off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • Speed 12/1Mbps included
  • Speed boost available for extra fee
  • Peak is throughout the day from 7am to 1am and off-peak is late night from 1am to 7am
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Tangerine
NBN UNLIMITED Plan - BASIC SPEED
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
Unlimited Data
BEST FOR STUDENTS $49.90/mth Price
Min Cost - $49.90 for 6 months, then $59.90 ongoing
  • RISK FREE 14 day trial
  • $10 off plan for 6 months
  • No Contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from $89.90
  • No setup fees
  • Super quick answer times
  • 7 day technical support
Exetel Broadband
Standard Plus Speed 100GB
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
100GB Data
$49.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $49.99 over 1 month
  • No Contract
  • Anytime data usage
  • Activation fees waived
  • Typical evening speed of 43Mbps
  • BYO modem or buy one for $59
Exetel Broadband
Standard Plus Speed 100GB 12 Months
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
100GB Data
$49.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $619.88 over 12 months (incl. $20 shipping fee)
  • Free WiFi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Anytime data usage
  • Activation fees waived
  • Typical evening speed of 43Mbps
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Broadband Basic (Small)
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
100GB Data
BEST FOR SENIORS $50/mth Price
Min Cost - $50 over 1 mth
  • No Contract
  • 11Mbps typical evening speed
  • Perfect for everyday browsing
  • Suited to small households of 1-2 people
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Standard Speed Plan (Medium)
NBN 25™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
120GB Data
$50/mth Price
Min Cost - $50 over 1 month
  • 80GB off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • 25/5 Mbps speed
  • Peak is throughout the day from 7am to 1am and off-peak is late night from 1am to 7am
  • 20Mbps typical evening speed
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Exetel Broadband
ADSL Unlimited Month to Month
ADSL2+ Speed Speeds Vary
Unlimited Data
$54.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $54.99 over 1 month
  • First Month Free
  • No Contract
  • Phone line with pay as you go calls
  • Free nbn™ upgrade
  • Activation fees waived
  • BYO modem or buy one for $59
Exetel Broadband
ADSL Unlimited 12 Months
ADSL2+ Speed Speeds Vary
Unlimited Data
$54.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $569.90 over 12 months (incl. $20 shipping fee)
  • First 2 Months Free
  • Free WiFi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Phone line with pay as you go calls
  • Free nbn™ upgrade
  • Activation fees waived
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Basic Speed Plan (Large)
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
180GB Data
$55/mth Price
Min Cost - $55 over 1 mth
  • 120GB of off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • 11Mbps typical evening speed
  • Speed boost available for $5
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Belong Broadband
ADSL 100GB 12 Month Contract
ADSL2+ Speed Speeds Vary
100GB Data
$55/mth Price
Min Cost - $660 over 12 months
  • $80 Free Mobile Credit
  • $0 Standard Activation
  • $0 Wi-Fi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Powered by Telstra
  • No excess usage charge
Tangerine
NBN UNLIMITED Plan - SPEED BOOST
NBN 25™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
Unlimited Data
$58.90/mth Price
Min Cost - $58.90 for 6 months, then $68.90 ongoing
  • RISK FREE 14 day trial
  • $10 off plan for 6 months
  • No Contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from $89.90
  • No setup fees
  • Super quick answer times
  • 7 day technical support
Tangerine
NBN UNLIMITED Bundle - BASIC SPEED
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
Unlimited Data
$59.90/mth Price
Min Cost - $59.90 for 6 months, then $69.90 ongoing
  • RISK FREE 14 day trial
  • $10 off plan for 6 months
  • No Contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from $89.90
  • Unlimited Local, national and calls to AU mobiles
  • No setup fees
  • Super quick answer times
  • 7 day technical support
Exetel Broadband
Standard Plus Speed 500GB
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
500GB Data
$59.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $59.99 over 1 month
  • No Contract
  • Standard Plus speed plan
  • 500GB data
  • Anytime data usage
  • BYO modem or buy one for $59
  • Activation fees waived
Exetel Broadband
Standard Plus Speed Unlimited 12 Months
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
STAFF PICK $59.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $739.88 over 12 months (incl. $20 shipping fee)
  • Free WiFi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Anytime data usage
  • Activation fees waived
  • Typical evening speed of 43Mbps
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Standard Speed Plan (Large)
NBN 25™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
180GB Data
$60/mth Price
Min Cost - $60 over 1 month
  • 120GB off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • 25/5 Mbps speed
  • Peak is throughout the day from 7am to 1am and off-peak is late night from 1am to 7am
  • 20Mbps typical evening speed
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Belong Broadband
ADSL 100GB Month to Month
ADSL2+ Speed Speeds Vary
100GB Data
$60/mth Price
Min Cost - $120
  • $80 Free Mobile Credit
  • $0 Standard Activation
  • $60 Wi-Fi modem
  • No Contract
  • Powered by Telstra
  • No excess usage charge
ADSL2+ Speed Speeds Vary
500GB Data
$60/mth Price
Min Cost - $60 over 1 month
  • No Contract
  • No activation fee
  • BYO modem
  • Speed up to 20/1Mbps
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Unlimited Broadband Basic
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
Unlimited Data
BEST FOR STUDENTS $60/mth Price
Min Cost - $60 over 1 mth
  • No Contract
  • 11Mbps typical evening speed
  • Perfect for everyday browsing
  • Suited to small households of 1-2 people
Belong Broadband
ADSL Unlimited 12 Month Contract
ADSL2+ Speed Speeds Vary
Unlimited Data
$60/mth Price
Min Cost - $720 over 12 months
  • $80 Free Mobile Credit
  • $0 Standard Activation
  • $0 Wi-Fi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Powered by Telstra
  • No excess usage charge
Tangerine
NBN UNLIMITED Plan - XL SPEED BOOST
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
$64.90/mth Price
Min Cost - $64.90 for 6 months, then $74.90 ongoing
  • RISK FREE 14 day trial
  • $10 off plan for 6 months
  • No Contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from $89.90
  • No setup fees
  • Super quick answer times
  • 7 day technical support
Belong Broadband
NBN Standard Plus 12 Month Contract
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
BEST VALUE $65/mth Price
Min Cost - $780 over 12 months
  • $80 Free Mobile Credit
  • $0 Standard Activation
  • $0 Wi-Fi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Powered by Telstra
  • No excess usage charge
  • Standard Plus evening speed on the nbn. Available in selected areas.
Tangerine
NBN UNLIMITED Bundle - SPEED BOOST
NBN 25™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
Unlimited Data
$68.90/mth Price
Min Cost - $68.90 for 6 months, then $78.90 ongoing
  • RISK FREE 14 day trial
  • $10 off plan for 6 months
  • No Contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from $89.90
  • Unlimited Local, national and calls to AU mobiles
  • No setup fees
  • Super quick answer times
  • 7 day technical support
Tangerine
NBN UNLIMITED Plan - XXL SPEED BOOST
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
Unlimited Data
BEST FOR GAMING $69.90/mth Price
Min Cost - $69.90 for 6 months, then $79.90 ongoing
  • RISK FREE 14 day trial
  • $10 off plan for 6 months
  • No Contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from $89.90
  • No setup fees
  • Super quick answer times
  • 7 day technical support
Exetel Broadband
Premium Speed 100GB 12 Months
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
100GB Data
$69.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $859.88 over 12 months (incl. $20 shipping fee)
  • Free WiFi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Anytime data usage
  • Activation fees waived
  • Typical evening speed of 83Mbps
Exetel Broadband
Premium Speed 100GB
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
100GB Data
$69.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $69.99 over 1 month
  • No Contract
  • Premium Speed plan
  • 100GB data
  • Anytime data usage
  • BYO modem or buy one for $59
  • Activation fees waived
Exetel Broadband
Standard Plus Speed Unlimited
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
$69.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $69.99 over 1 month
  • No Contract
  • Standard Plus speed plan
  • Unlimited data
  • Anytime data usage
  • BYO modem or buy one for $59
  • Activation fees waived
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Unlimited Broadband Turbo
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
$70/mth Price
Min Cost - $70
  • No Contract
  • Speed up to 50/20Mbps included
  • Suited for gaming and video streaming
  • ideal for households of 3-4
ADSL2+ Speed Speeds Vary
1000GB Data
$70/mth Price
Min Cost - $70 over 1 month
  • No Contract
  • No activation fee
  • BYO modem
  • Speed up to 20/1Mbps
Belong Broadband
NBN Standard Plus Month to Month
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
$70/mth Price
Min Cost - $130
  • $80 Free Mobile Credit
  • $0 Standard Activation
  • $60 Wi-Fi modem
  • No Contract
  • Powered by Telstra
  • No excess usage charge
  • Standard Plus evening speed on the nbn. Available in selected areas.
Telstra Broadband
Essential Plan
NBN 25™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
100GB Data
BEST FOR SENIORS $70/mth Price
Min Cost - $286 (inc. $216 modem)
  • $99 connection fee waived when you sign up online. Limited time only
  • No Contract
  • 20Mbps typical minimum speed
  • Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 included
  • Unlimited Telstra Air® Wi-Fi data
  • Unlimited standard local, national and Australian mobile calls
  • Broadband Protect: Online security to keep your family safe
  • Discounted international calls
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Basic Speed Plan (X-Large)
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
240GB Data
$70/mth Price
Min Cost - $70 over 1 mth
  • 160GB of off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • 11Mbps typical evening speed
  • Speed boost available for $5
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Belong Broadband
ADSL Unlimited Month to Month
ADSL2+ Speed Speeds Vary
Unlimited Data
$70/mth Price
Min Cost - $130
  • $80 Free Mobile Credit
  • $0 Standard Activation
  • $60 Wi-Fi modem
  • No Contract
  • Powered by Telstra
  • No excess usage charge
Tangerine
NBN UNLIMITED Bundle - XL SPEED BOOST
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
$74.90/mth Price
Min Cost - $74.90 for 6 months, then $84.90 ongoing
  • RISK FREE 14 day trial
  • $10 off plan for 6 months
  • No Contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from $89.90
  • Unlimited Local, national and calls to AU mobiles
  • No setup fees
  • Super quick answer times
  • 7 day technical support
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Standard Speed Plan (X-Large)
NBN 25™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
240GB Data
$75/mth Price
Min Cost - $75 over 1 month
  • 160GB off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • 25/5 Mbps speed
  • Peak is throughout the day from 7am to 1am and off-peak is late night from 1am to 7am
  • 20Mbps typical evening speed
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Telstra Broadband
Essential + Streaming Bundle
NBN 25™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
200GB Data
$79/mth Price
Min Cost - $1,896 on a 24-month plan
  • $125 Telstra TV Box Office credit
  • 24 Month Contract
  • 20Mbps typical minimum speed
  • New Telstra TV included + 3 mos free access to hayu, DocPlay, Garage & AnimeLab
  • Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 included
  • Unlimited Telstra Air® Wi-Fi data
  • Broadband Protect: Online security to keep your family safe
  • Unlimited standard local, national and Australian mobile calls
  • Discounted international calls
Tangerine
NBN UNLIMITED Bundle - XXL SPEED BOOST
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
Unlimited Data
$79.90/mth Price
Min Cost - $79.90 for 6 months, then $89.90 ongoing
  • RISK FREE 14 day trial
  • $10 off plan for 6 months
  • No Contract
  • BYO modem or purchase one from $89.90
  • Unlimited Local, national and calls to AU mobiles
  • No setup fees
  • Super quick answer times
  • 7 day technical support
Exetel Broadband
Premium Speed 500GB
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
500GB Data
$79.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $79.99 over 1 month
  • No Contract
  • Premium speed plan
  • 500GB data
  • Anytime data usage
  • BYO modem or buy one for $59
  • Activation fees waived
Exetel Broadband
Premium Speed 500GB 12 Months
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
500GB Data
$79.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $899.89 over 12 months (incl. $20 shipping fee)
  • First Month Free
  • Free WiFi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Anytime data usage
  • Activation fees waived
  • Typical evening speed of 83Mbps
Southern Phone Broadband
ADSL Unlimited Broadband
ADSL2+ Speed Speeds Vary
Unlimited Data
$80/mth Price
Min Cost - $80 over 1 month
  • No Contract
  • No activation fee
  • BYO modem
  • Speed up to 20/1Mbps
Southern Phone Broadband
NBN Triple Bundle Small
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
100GB Data
$82/mth Price
Min Cost - $1,848 over 24 months
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Bundle internet, mobile & home phone
  • 1GB mobile data + unlimited talk & text
  • Included modem
  • Unlimited local & national calls
Exetel Broadband
Premium Speed Unlimited
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
Unlimited Data
$89.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $89.99 over 1 month
  • First Month Free
  • No Contract
  • Premium speed plan
  • Unlimited data
  • Anytime data usage
  • BYO modem or buy one for $59
  • Activation fees waived
Exetel Broadband
Premium Speed Unlimited 12 Months
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
Unlimited Data
$89.99/mth Price
Min Cost - $919.90 over 12 months (incl. $20 shipping fee)
  • First 2 Months Free
  • Free WiFi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Anytime data usage
  • Activation fees waived
  • Typical evening speed of 83Mbps
Belong Broadband
NBN Premium 12 Month Contract
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
Unlimited Data
$90/mth Price
Min Cost - $1080 over 12 months
  • $80 Free Mobile Credit
  • $0 Standard Activation
  • $0 Wi-Fi modem
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Powered by Telstra
  • No excess usage charge
  • Premium evening speed on the nbn. Available in selected areas.
Telstra Broadband
Unlimited Plan
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
$90/mth Price
Min Cost - $306 (inc. $216 modem)
  • $99 connection fee waived when you sign up online. Limited time only
  • No Contract
  • 40Mbps typical minimum speed
  • Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 included
  • Unlimited Telstra Air® Wi-Fi data
  • Unlimited standard local, national and Australian mobile calls
  • Broadband Protect: Online security to keep your family safe
  • Discounted international calls
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Basic Speed Plan (XX-Large)
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
300GB Data
$95/mth Price
Min Cost - $95 over 1 mth
  • 200GB of off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • 11Mbps typical evening speed
  • Speed boost available for $5
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Belong Broadband
NBN Premium Month to Month
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
Unlimited Data
$95/mth Price
Min Cost - $155
  • $80 Free Mobile Credit
  • $0 Standard Activation
  • $60 Wi-Fi modem
  • No Contract
  • Powered by Telstra
  • No excess usage charge
  • Premium evening speed on the nbn. Available in selected areas.
Southern Phone Broadband
Kids Safe Bundle NBN
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
BEST FOR FAMILIES $99/mth Price
Min Cost - $2,376 over 24 months
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Unlimited local, national & mobile calls
  • Family Zone Box included
  • Calls to 13 numbers: 40c per call
  • Included WiFi Modem
Telstra Broadband
Unlimited + Streaming Bundle
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
BEST FOR STREAMING $99/mth Price
Min Cost - $2,376 on a 24-month plan
  • $125 Telstra TV Box Office credit
  • 24 Month Contract
  • 40Mbps typical minimum speed
  • New Telstra TV included + 3 mos free access to hayu, DocPlay, Garage & AnimeLab
  • Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2 included
  • Unlimited Telstra Air® Wi-Fi data
  • Broadband Protect: Online security to keep your family safe
  • Unlimited standard local, national and Australian mobile calls
  • Discounted international calls
NBN 100™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 80Mbps Premium Evening
Unlimited Data
BEST FOR GAMING $100/mth Price
Min Cost - $100 over 1 mth
  • No Contract
  • Speed up to 100/40Mbps included
  • Suitable for gaming and HD video streaming
  • Ideal for households of 3+
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Standard Speed Plan (XX-Large)
NBN 25™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
300GB Data
$100/mth Price
Min Cost - $100 over 1 month
  • 200GB off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • 25/5 Mbps speed
  • Peak is throughout the day from 7am to 1am and off-peak is late night from 1am to 7am
  • 20Mbps typical evening speed
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Southern Phone Broadband
ADSL Triple Bundle Large
ADSL2+ Speed Speeds Vary
1000GB Data
$106.95/mth Price
Min Cost - $2,556.80 over 24 months
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Bundle internet, mobile & home phone
  • Included modem
  • 1GB mobile data + unlimited talk & text
  • Local calls: 25c per call
  • National calls: 25c/min capped at $1.98 for 1 hour
  • Calls to mobiles: 37c/min capped at $1.49 for 10 min
  • Calls to 13 Numbers: 40c per call
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Basic Speed Mega Plan
NBN 12™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 9Mbps Basic Evening
300GB Data
$120/mth Price
Min Cost - $120 over 1 mth
  • 150GB of off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • 11Mbps typical evening speed
  • Speed boost available for $5
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps
Southern Phone Broadband
NBN Unlimited Triple Bundle
NBN 50™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 40Mbps Standard Plus Evening
Unlimited Data
$122/mth Price
Min Cost - $2,928 over 24 months
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Bundle internet, mobile & home phone
  • 7GB mobile data + unlimited talk & text
  • Included modem
  • Unlimited local, national & mobile calls
Southern Phone Broadband
nbn™ Sky Muster Satellite Standard Speed Plan (Mega)
NBN 25™ Fixed Line Speed Up to 20Mbps Standard Evening
300GB Data
$125/mth Price
Min Cost - $125 over 1 month
  • 150GB off-peak data
  • No Contract
  • 25/5 Mbps speed
  • Peak is throughout the day from 7am to 1am and off-peak is late night from 1am to 7am
  • 20Mbps typical evening speed
  • off peak is 1am-7am
  • typical speed boost evening speed is 20Mbps

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NBN – Everything You Need to Know

Getting connected to Australia’s new network

You’ve no doubt seen the NBN – the National Broadband Network – mentioned time and again in recent years, with politicians on both sides of the fence finding ways to turn a major national infrastructure project into a political issue. But for you, the end user, the outcome is mostly the same – eventually, you and everyone else will be connected to the NBN. So what is it, exactly? And what do you need to know?

The National Broadband Network was originally proposed over ten years ago, with the first customers connected in 2010. The idea was a bold but simple one – to completely replace the copper wires that make up the ageing telephone network with fibre optic cables. It wasn’t going to be cheap and it wasn’t going to be easy, but fibre was considered as the best possible upgrade for Australia’s internet communications. Not only was it far more reliable and durable than copper wires, but it was also more capable of delivering broadband at lightning-fast speeds, and upgradeable to even faster speeds in the future.

The idea was that every home and business would get a fibre optic connection, which would deliver broadband internet and at the same time, replace the traditional home phone line. A small percentage of people in remote areas of Australia where it wasn’t feasible to roll out fibre would instead get connected by fixed wireless or, in extreme cases, satellite. But for most people, fibre was where our broadband was headed.

And then the 2013 federal election happened, and everything changed. The full-fibre NBN was dumped, even though it had already begun rolling out to tens of thousands of customers. In its place was what the incoming government called a “Multi Technology Mix” that drew from a range of different connection options, the intention being to save money and speed up the rollout. A big element of this change was that instead of running new fibre optic cable into each and every home and business, the existing copper wiring would be repurposed instead.

The end result of all this indecision and the mid-rollout change of direction is that today, we have a whole group of different NBN technologies in use, and what you get entirely depends on where you live. Adding to the confusion has been ongoing problems with the use of existing copper wires, something that came as no surprise to some observers. And even as this new mix of technologies was rolling out, another brand new one was introduced.

Making things even more confusing for consumers was the pricing method adopted by the NBN – one where you have to pay more to avoid having your connection artificially slowed down. For customers used to the old days of cable broadband with its “speed boosts”, this method may have seemed familiar, but the way the NBN structured the speed tiers and its pricing meant that a lot of consumers opted for the absolute slowest speed – a tier that was never intended to be used for general home broadband.

Much has changed in recent times. The NBN has changed its pricing structure slightly, encouraging most internet providers to offer much faster speeds to customers at reasonable prices. New connection tech has made super-fast broadband more accessible to many. And the rollout has finally started speeding up, looking like it’ll be completed some time in 2020 (you can check where your home or business is in the rollout plan by searching our interactive NBN rollout tracker).

Why Is the NBN Government Owned?

The key idea behind the NBN was to have a national broadband and phone network that was not controlled by one single company. When Telstra was privatised in the late 1990s, broadband internet was only just beginning to take off – and once it did, Telstra held an enormous amount of control over how ADSL was rolled out. Even when other providers managed to get their own ADSL equipment into Telstra’s exchanges, there was still a long wait to get connected or to switch providers, as physical access to Telstra’s equipment was needed. And for customers in many areas, Telstra was the only broadband option in the area.

With the NBN, the idea was to have a network that’s equally accessible by all companies, making things a lot better for customers. Along with lower prices from increased competition, the idea was that the NBN would let you switch between internet providers with a delay of minutes or hours rather than days or weeks. As originally designed, you could even connect to up to four internet providers at the same time (fibre customers can still do this!).

The ultimate plan, though, was always to eventually sell the NBN once it became profitable. That’s many years into the future, but at some point the NBN will end up privately owned. The ease of access built into its design, though, should stay – and it’s almost worth it for that alone.

What NBN Connection Type Are You?

If elections had turned out differently, we probably wouldn’t be discussing much more than the ins and outs of full-fibre connections right now. But thanks to the MTM concept, we have a whole range of different technologies being used to connect people to the NBN. Which one you get depends on a range of factors that you have no control over – you’ll get told when the NBN will arrive in your area and what type of connection you’ll get.

These different types of connections are mostly indicated with terms that might seem cryptic, but actually reveal a lot about what technology is in use. If you’re house-hunting, one question you should be asking is which type of NBN is in place at a place you’re thinking of renting or buying – because you can’t change it without massive expense, if at all. So what do all these connection terms mean? And what are the pros and cons of each?

FTTP and FTTH – Fibre to the Premises/Home

This is the NBN as it was originally planned – a fibre optic cable connection that runs, as the name suggests, right into your home, where it ends in a large white box called a NTD. You simply plug a modem or router into that, and you’re ready to get online. FTTP is the absolute gold standard for modern broadband, and comes with many advantages. It can provide very fast connections – while 250 Mbps is the fastest currently offered in Australia, current FTTP installs can happily do up to 1000 Mbps – what’s called “gigabit”. It can be upgraded easily to be even faster in the future. It supports near-instant connections – a good internet provider can have you up and running within minutes of you applying for a connection. And being completely free of metals, fibre is immune to things that can bring a copper connection to its knees, like flooding out in the street, corrosion and interference.

FTTN – Fibre to the Node

The technology that was initially brought in as a cheaper alternative to FTTP, Fibre to the Node does what it says on the tin – it runs a fast fibre optic cable all the way to your neighbourhood, where it terminates in a big metal box – a distribution node. From there, the existing copper phone wires are used to connect to nearby houses. This is a relatively old technology – cable TV has used a similar concept for decades – but the weak link with FTTN is, not surprisingly, the copper phone wires at your end of the chain. Old and often in poor condition, they can turn FTTN from a reasonably fast broadband option into an unreliable mess. Even if you get lucky with the copper wires in the street and in your home, there’s also distance to consider. The further away from the local node you are, the slower your maximum speed will be. That’s because it uses a technology very similar to our old friend ADSL, just over a shorter distance.

FTTB – Fibre to the Basement/Building

Often used in existing apartment buildings because it’s far easier than trying to run new cable into dozens or hundreds of residences across multiple floors, FTTB is similar to FTTN, in that fibre is run to a “node”. In this case, though, that node is in the building itself, and residents connect to it using the building’s existing phone wires (and sometimes via Ethernet cable). This can actually be an excellent solution – unlike FTTN, everyone is very close to the node and so high speeds are easily achieved. And there aren’t any external copper wires to get damaged by rain or other elements. Some companies, such as TPG, have taken the step of building their own FTTB services outside of the NBN to meet voracious demand from apartment dwellers.

HFC – Hybrid Fibre/Coaxial

There’s nothing new about this one – HFC is the technical name for what you know as the old pay TV cables! Working similarly to Fibre to the Node, HFC uses a street box to distribute a fibre connection to many homes via copper. The difference here is that the copper is a thick, well insulated coaxial cable (very much like your TV antenna lead). That allows for reliably fast speeds in the 50-100 Mbps range, with new technology able to push speeds even higher. HFC has been used for broadband for a long time now, but the NBN version will leverage those new technologies and should deliver solid, reliable broadband – as long as the cables are in good condition. Sadly, in many cases, these 20-year-old cables are not.

FTTdp – Fibre to the Distribution Point

This is the newest technology to be put into play on Australia’s NBN, sometimes referred to as “Fibre to the Curb” (though that’s a US term that’s more equivalent to FTTN here). It’s kind of the ultimate compromise in that it avoids the costs of installing fibre all the way into homes, but eliminates the “node” and takes long copper wire runs out of the picture as well. FTTdp puts connection points along the fibre cable in the street, one for each home. The home then connects to that cable with the existing copper phone line, but thanks to the distance usually being extremely short, high speeds are almost a guarantee (unless there are problems with the home’s phone wiring). Using the latest connection technology over that copper, gigabit speeds are theoretically possible.

Fixed Wireless and Sky Muster Satellite

For those too far out in the wilds of Australia to get access to any of the fibre-based technologies, there are two options. Fixed Wireless is designed to fill areas where rollout of cables wasn’t possible or feasible, such as when there’s distances of many kilometres between properties. An antenna is installed on your building and you connect via proven wireless tech; it’s not blazingly fast but it works well, as long as there aren’t too many people connecting to the same tower at once. For truly remote properties, as well as Australia’s island territories, the NBN has its own satellite ready to handle broadband. Named Sky Muster, it can deliver broadband from space at up to 25 Mbps – not breaking any records, but fast enough to get stuff done.

Things to Look For in a NBN Plan

The great thing about the NBN is that it opens up a whole world of internet providers for you to weigh up so you can find a plan that’s a good fit for you. In general, prices are the same across all the different NBN technologies (except wireless and satellite) and so the decisions for you are going to be all about what you get. The first thing you’ll want to do is pick a speed; these days, 50 Mbps plans have drastically come down in price and we recommend that for anyone who does a lot of streaming, gaming and downloading. A slower 25 Mbps plan might be fine for a single user, but often it costs very little extra to double that speed (and get much faster uploads, very important for cloud storage and backup as well as uploading photos and videos).

Unlimited Data

You’ll want to aim for plans with unlimited data – it’s pretty much the industry standard these days, and there’s a lot to say for not needing to worry about going over your monthly limit. There was a time when unlimited data plans were a sign of a potentially slow and congested network, but most providers seem to have that problem solved now.

Peak Evening Speeds

Internet providers now have to disclose, by law, the typical speeds each plan can reach in the busy peak evening hours. This is a handy number to compare when you’re checking out plans, as it’ll give you some idea of whether there’s any chance of the dreaded evening “Netflix slowdown”. The closer this number comes to the plan speed, the better.

No Connection Fees

Unlike the old ADSL days, the NBN doesn’t charge internet providers a fee to connect customers to the network – and so any provider you go with shouldn’t be charging you a “connection fee” either. Thankfully, they’re becoming rare, but there are still providers out there that think there should be a fee just because there’s always been a fee. Don’t pay money for literally nothing!

Bundle Your NBN and Save Money

With the NBN, that single connection to your home can act as the communications and entertainment hub for everything you do – so it makes sense to bundle your NBN broadband service with other essentials, like a home phone or some very tasty entertainment options.

It actually makes a lot of sense to go for a bundle in those situations. All home phone lines are now connected via the NBN anyway, so if you want one, you’re going to be using the internet to connect it. Having the home phone bundled in can make a ton of sense and save a lot of money.

And a growing number of internet providers are offering distinctive and compelling entertainment options, too – utilising the NBN’s high speeds to stream high definition TV shows, movies and sports to you on demand.

You can get an idea of the current bundles on offer on this page, where we make it easy to narrow down exactly what you want in your bundle and get an instant overview of the providers that can deliver it, and how much it’ll cost.

The Most Popular NBN Bundles

Choosing exactly what bundle is right for you depends on a lot of factors – how much you’re willing to spend each month, how many phone calls you typically make, how much streaming video you watch, and whether you use broadband to do stuff that requires speed, such as gaming.

The great thing about the NBN is that with so many different providers in the market, there’s a ton of competition for your business – and that means great options no matter who you are.

The Power User – Super Fast Internet

If it’s life in the fast lane that you’re after – whether it be for downloading or uploading huge video files, live streaming games or just having the bandwidth for everyone in the family to stream Netflix in 4K at the same time, you’ll be wanting the speediest NBN plan money can buy. And if you’re lucky enough to be on a connection that can handle it, Aussie Broadband can get you connected at up to 250 Mbps. But even at the more widely available 100 Mbit speed, Aussie rules the roost with an industry-leading typical evening speed of 90 Mbps. With unlimited data and a modem bundled in on a two year contract, it’ll cost you $99 per month.

The Family Entertainer – TV With Your NBN

There’s a lot to love about Fetch TV, the hugely popular premium TV service that features the acclaimed Fetch Mighty set top box, which takes care of all your online entertainment needs as well as receiving and recording free to air TV. You can stream Fetch’s premium channels, rent or buy the latest shows and movies, enjoy 30 free movies every month and even stream Netflix, Stan and more, all from the one box. iPrimus’s Entertainment bundle gets you hooked up with Fetch TV with a premium channel pack, a home phone with unlimited calls and 50 Mbps NBN with unlimited data. At $110/month all included, it’s a winner.

The TV Drama Fan – NBN Meets Foxtel Now

If you’re one of the millions that eagerly awaits every new episode of Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead then you’ll know there’s only one place to find them and many more superb AAA dramas – Foxtel. And thanks to the speed of the NBN, you can access them via streaming with full high definition picture quality. Telstra’s Unlimited + Streaming bundle gives you a 50 Mbps NBN connection with unlimited data, a home phone with unlimited local, national and mobile calls, the acclaimed Telstra TV 2 streaming box and two years of Foxtel Now to stream to your heart’s content, with channels including Fox Showcase, where HBO’s shows live. They even throw in a Google Home Mini, just because! It’s great value at $99/month.

The Retiree – Low Cost, Endless Phone Calls

If all you’re wanting to get done on the internet is check email, read the news and pay the bills, you don’t need to spend a fortune on an expensive plan to get more NBN than you need. Southern Phone’s NBN Small bundle sets you up with 100GB of data, a wi-fi-modem, and unlimited local and national calls, for a very affordable $55/month.


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