Aussie Broadband announces ultra-fast residential plans
Aussie Broadband has announced its plans for new NBN ultra-fast 1000/50 plans for residential customers.
Aussie plans to launch the new tier this Friday (29 May) to take advantage of NBN’s new wholesale prices, which are also expected to be available from Friday.
“Not surprisingly, we are keen to offer 1Gbps plans as soon as NBN introduces the product,” said Managing Director Phillip Britt.
“The new plan will initially be released for all FTTP premises and some of the HFC network, and we anticipate the footprint will grow with time.”
Under the new wholesale pricing from NBN, Aussie Broadband will offer a 1000/50 residential service with unlimited data for $149 per month, and will drop the prices on its existing 250 plans.
However, Phil warned that because the 1Gbps plan is yet to go to market, peak evening speeds are still to be determined.
“This is a best effort service and peak evening speeds will vary based on network demand at the time,” he said.
“We think that the plan should achieve off-peak speeds of up to 80-90%, depending on the technology type.
“For the moment, we will be advising customers our peak evening speeds for our 250Mbps plans as a baseline until we have collated enough data from our own network testing.”
Aussie will also be strongly recommending that the Google Nest needs to be paired with this plan as more basic routers may not cope.
Phil said that residential customers who are currently on a 250/25 plan will be automatically be migrated onto the cheaper 1000/50 unlimited plan, unless they choose not to change.
Aussie Broadband is also reducing its 250/100 unlimited plan from $219 to $209, and its 250/25 unlimited plan from $169 a month to $129.
“One of the main benefits of having ultra-fast internet is that it supports multiple users on multiple devices — all at once,” Phil said.
“Ultimately we believe that these speeds will give incredibly fast connectivity for customers who want the highest possible speed available,” he said.
Aussie Broadband has also recently announced its Enterprise Business plans will allow connections up to 1000/400 speeds.