If you're looking for a fast NBN connection without breaking the bank, an NBN 100 / 20 plan could be your best bet. Especially if you want a plan with fast evening speeds. Here's what you need to know.
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Fun fact: Belong is quite literally 'budget Telstra'. Telstra runs Belong as its discount mobile and internet brand, and in many cases, undercuts its mainline products. Belong even has some of the cheapest plans available on the Telstra network, with options starting at $10 per month. Here's how each plan compares.
After years of waiting, my home has finally been connected to Australia's halfbaked NBN. Our street was connected with hybrid fibre-coaxial and I'm now enjoying internet speeds our American friends took for granted in the nineties. As I had to change internet providers, it was a good time to test the latest home networking products available.
Australia's NBN providers are constantly jockeying for the title of Fastest Plan. For years the same telcos have filled the top ten positions, with occasional changes to rank and position. But things just got turned on their head.
Most of us would love to have faster internet, but baulk at the exorbitant pricing. MyRepublic may have just found the sweet spot. For a limited time, it's offering NBN 100 plans for just $79.95 per month - with a slight catch. Here are the details.
Despite slight improvements to our fixed broadband speeds, Australia remains well outside the top 50 when it comes to fast internet. We are currently ranked 58th on the Speedtest Global Index with average download speeds of 41.31 Mbps - a huge 25.21mbps below the global average. So what went wrong?
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week released its sixth report on real-world NBN speeds, and the results weren’t too bad. Providers are now delivering between 80.4% and 86.7% of maximum plan speeds during peak usage hours of 7pm - 11pm. Here's how the major ISPs compared.
Over the past month, Telstra has embarked on a business blitzkrieg, demolishing thousands of legacy plans as it seeks to consolidate its core offerings. While much has been written about Telstra's new mobile plans, the same strategy has been employed across broadband and the NBN. So which plan offers the best bang for buck? Let's take a look.
Signing up for a new NBN plan can feel a bit like a game of Russian roulette. There are so many factors that can affect the speed and quality of your connection, and no one wants to get stuck with a shitty service.
While not all providers are equal, some are doing a bang-up job of delivering high quality NBN. Thanks to the ACCC’s “Measuring Broadband Australia” program – which relies on real world testing data from Australian households – we’ve got a better idea of who they are.
Once upon a time, practically every Australian was promised a National Broadband Network connection capable of reaching speeds of one thousand megabits per second. Fast-forward to the present and you're lucky to get one tenth of that, even on the fastest plans available.
Thankfully, iiNet has stepped up to the plate with a plan of its own that guarantees 1Gbps speeds, both up and down. The only catch is that it will cost you $799. Per month.