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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recently released its fifth report on real-world NBN speed, and the results weren’t too shabby. Download speeds generally increased when compared to the previous quarter, including during peak usage hours of 7pm - 11pm.


Contracts kinda suck. While the telco industry is built on the back of two-year commitments, locking yourself into one provider for as long as 24 months never feels great. What if there’s a better deal? What if the service is terrible? What if you decide to abandon technology and live a nomadic life off the grid?


The National Broadband Network has become a bit of a crapshoot - with emphasis on 'crap'. Depending on the technology deployed in your suburb and the type of plan you plump for, you could be getting speeds as low as 20 megabits per second. This clearly isn't good enough.


Kogan Internet probably isn't the first brand you think of when it comes to NBN plans - but its latest prices might just change that. The budget-friendly telco has knocked an extra $10 off its NBN 100 plans, bringing the total to just $75.90 a month. The deal also includes a free modem. Here are the details!


You may not have noticed it, the information can be hard to find, but more NBN RSPs now publish average evening speed data on their websites, so we can finally see the difference in performance between the cheap plans and the expensive ones.


For many years, the telco industry was driven by contracts. You'd have to sign away as much as two years of your life to get a new internet connection, and pay heinous early exit fees if you ever wanted to leave. Your telco wanted you locked in.


Back in the day, mobile broadband plans were prohibitively expensive. They were almost exclusively reserved for always-connected corporate types with funny-looking dongles jutting out of their laptops. Thankfully, those days are now long gone.


Good news, everyone! The NBN is slowly, but surely, getting better. According to the ACCC, the average CVC acquired by the providers is on the up, with the national average now at 1.52Mbps per user, an increase of 37% in the fourth quarter of 2017. It seems the providers are finally being shamed into positive changes. Hurray!

Of course, this doesn't mean everyone is having an awesome time surfing the big waves of the internet data stream. In fact, for some the NBN will never be a suitable way to get online.


As the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll out continues, those privileged to have access to the network will be hunting for bargains when it comes to choosing a broadband plan.

Currently there are large number of broadband plans from 69 registered internet service providers (ISPs) along with a number of re-sellers for consideration. We explain how to choose the best plan for you.