Media Release: Friday April 20, 2018
Foxtel brings Australians unlimited streaming and entertainment
New unlimited broadband and entertainment plans offer super reliable, super-fast streaming for video hungry Australians
Foxtel today announced that it was going all-in on unlimited data broadband plans for all new customers. The move is designed to simplify Foxtel’s broadband offering by removing the guesswork common to broadband plans, while placing increased emphasis on an entertainment-based plan designed for streaming.
Existing Foxtel TV customers looking to add broadband can subscribe to an unlimited Foxtel Broadband plan for an extra $75^ per month on a 24 month contract, in addition to their Foxtel TV subscription, or for an extra $65` per month when added to a Foxtel Platinum HD subscription with no lock in contract.
In addition, new Foxtel Broadband customers on the nbnTM will benefit from Foxtel’s Plus speed (nbn 50) included with all unlimited plans; with typical busy period speeds of 42.4Mbps1 – that’s five times the speed of the average Australian ADSL connection2 and three times the speed of the Basic nbnTM service3.
Foxtel Broadband is purpose built for entertainment and is designed to stream the best in sport, movies and TV, featuring every live game of the NRL, AFL, WAFL, F1, V8s, A-League, Super Rugby and more along with premium local and international programming, including Westworld, Fear the Walking Dead, The Americans, Gifted, Barry and upcoming Foxtel originals, like Picnic at Hanging Rock and Wentworth, streamed live or on demand.
Foxtel Broadband Unlimited bundles feature:
• Reliable service – Foxtel Broadband bundles are available on ADSL or on the nbnTM, with Plus speed (nbn 50) included1 on all new nbnTM unlimited broadband plans;
Optimised modem for video streaming – The Foxtel WiFi modem delivers improved WiFi speeds and great in-home coverage enabling easy HD video streaming to multiple devices and comes free on a 24-month contract or for existing Platinum HD customers on the unlimited broadband plan;
YouTube HD verified4 (as at March 1 2018) quality video streaming for less buffering and superior HD quality. Over 90 percent of YouTube videos streamed in peak hour are delivered in HD;
Unlimited standard local and national calls6 included in unlimited broadband bundles;
Easy management of all Foxtel services with the convenience of a single bill, one point of contact and 24/7 technical support.
Foxtel’s ADSL Broadband bundles are ‘nbnTM ready’, meaning current and new customers on Foxtel ADSL Broadband plans today will be able to easily switch their service to the nbnTM network without needing to recontract5.
Foxtel offers a range of nbn™ and ADSL broadband and home phone bundles that are designed to deliver easy streaming in HD to multiple devices throughout customers’ homes:
^Min cost ranges from $2,424 (Entertainment) to $5,040.06 (all channel packs plus HD) on a 24 month direct debit plan when Unlimited Broadband is added to an existing non-Platinum HD TV pack.
`Min cost $202 on direct debit for 1 month including the current monthly Foxtel Platinum HD TV subscription.
=Min cost $2,649 based on unlimited broadband and entertainment bundle on a 24 month direct debit plan, including $100 standard TV install fee and $125 Foxtel iQ3 equipment fee.
*Min cost $5,073.06 based on unlimited broadband and Platinum HD bundle on a 24 month direct debit plan, including $100 standard TV install fee, $125 Foxtel iQ3 equipment fee and a 1c per channel per year charge for Chelsea TV, LFCTV and MUTV.
Standard terms: Offers only apply if bundled at same address. Cancellation fee applies for fixed term contracts. For existing Platinum HD customers, if you’re currently on a fixed term contract for TV that will continue to apply. Residential customers and standard install only. Fair Use policy applies. All services may not be available to all homes. A 1c per channel per year charge also applies for Chelsea TV, MUTV and LFCTV if Sports is a part of your pack.
nbnTM speeds: The actual speed you will experience can vary due to a number of factors, including the number of devices online at once and the content accessed, your nbnTM technology type, network congestion and local conditions such as wiring at your location. Learn more about what impacts your speed on Foxtel’s nbn™ speeds page.
 Based on Foxtel’s typical busy period speed measurement taken between 7pm and 11pm between 15/2/18 and 28/2/18 on the 50/20 nbn wholesale access speed tier. Actual speeds on Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) and Fibre to the Node (FTTN) services will be confirmed once your home is connected.
2 Based on comparing Foxtel’s typical busy period speed measurement taken between 7pm and 11pm between 15/2/18 and 28/2/18 on the 50/20 nbn wholesale access speed tier and the average ADSL speeds quoted in the ACCC’s Measuring Broadband Australia report on 29/3/18.
3 Based on comparing Foxtel’s typical busy period speed measurement taken between 7pm and 11pm between 15/2/18 and 28/2/18 on the 50/20 and 12/1 nbn wholesale access speed tiers. Actual speeds on Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) and Fibre to the Node (FTTN) services will be confirmed once your home is connected.
4 Based on the national Google Video Quality Report as at 01-03-2018
5 Compatible handset required.
6 nbnTM from Foxtel serviceability excludes Satellite and Fixed Wireless networks. Check serviceability at foxtel.com.au/nbn. If you are not yet nbnTM serviceable, we’ll check your ADSL serviceability.