NBN plans start from as little as $30 a month for a faster, more reliable service
How much are NBN plans?
NBN packages are already proving to be competitive with existing broadband services, such as ADSL, for a better service.
Plans start from as little as $30 a month for a 12 megabits per second (Mbps) download speed and one Mbps upload service with a 15 gigabyte (GB) monthly data allowance.
Other service providers are charging around $50 a month for a 25 Mbps download service and a 50 GB a month data allowance.
If you want even higher speeds and more data, there are plans of up to 100 Mbps download and upload speeds of 40 Mbps for reasonable prices.
Will I still have to pay line rental?
Some offers include a phone service at no extra charge so you don’t need to pay separate line rental for a home phone.
How can I work out what I’ll pay?
You can easily compare your current plan with NBN offerings, by checking the independent plan comparison website WhistleOut .
Which providers are offering services?
More than 30 internet service providers are already offering plans over the NBN and competition between NBN service providers has resulted in some providers lowering their prices and increasing their data allowances.
Details of all service providers are available on NBN Co’s website .
How will the NBN give all homes and businesses access to affordable broadband?
The NBN will deliver separation between wholesale and retail service providers for the first time. This means NBN Co will roll out the network and sell wholesale service to internet and phone providers.
People and businesses will then purchase the broadband and telephone services they need from a retailer, just like they do now.
As a customer, this means greater competition and greater choice––you’ll still have your choice of service provider, data speeds, data volume and the price you pay.
How does wholesale pricing affect me?
The wholesale access price of basic NBN services will be the same across all three technologies––$24 a month for speeds of 12 Mbps download and one Mbps upload. This means that wherever you live or do business, for the first time you will pay the same wholesale price for the same basic service.
Wholesale price is by far the largest single influence on retail price, so the uniform national wholesale price should translate into retail prices that will be both affordable and very competitive.
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Find out more:
- Why do we need the NBN?
- The NBN: supports better wi-fi for you
- Visit NBN Co’s website to find a service provider