+ Tuesday January 21st, 2020

Selecting an NBN provider can be tough, especially when trying to opt for faster plans. Factors like CVC capacity can affect how fast your real-world speeds are, especially during high usage periods.

Internet providers tell you the typical evening speeds, which is when usage tends to be the highest.

The following tier list is based on the fastest providers on the NBN 100 plan.

  • Superloop: Typical evening speeds of 90Mbps
  • Aussie Broadband: Typical evening speeds of 86Mbps
  • Telstra: Typical evening speeds of 85Mbps
  • iiNet: Typical evening speeds of 83.3Mbps
  • Vodafone: Typical evening speeds of 83Mbps
  • Kogan: Typical evening speeds of 83Mbps
  • MyRepublic: Typical evening speeds of 83Mbps
  • Tangerine: Typical evening speeds of 83Mbps
  • Mate: Typical evening speeds of 83Mbps
  • Optus: Typical evening speeds of 80Mbps

Here’s what you’ll pay for these plans:

 
Superloop has taken the top place here, and is also relatively high value at $89.95 per month on the new NBN 100/20 plan. This new type of plan cuts down on upload speed but are a bit cheaper than the older NBN 100/40 plans.

Aussie Broadband is in second place with similar pricing on its new NBN 100/20 plan at $89 per month, and boasts excellent customer support and satisfaction ratings.

In third place for speed, Telstra offers pretty low value with an NBN 100 plan priced at $120 per month. On top of that, you can only directly sign up to the NBN  100 plan if you’re on an FTTP or HFC connection. Other connection types will first have to subscribe to an NBN 50 plan and sign up for a speed boost once Telstra has checked your line speed.

Cheaper speed tiers are another story – the NBN 50 plans’ evening speeds mix up the list.

  • Kogan: Typical evening speeds of 45Mbps
  • Vodafone: Typical evening speeds of 45Mbps
  • Internode: Typical evening speeds of  44.4Mbps
  • Superloop: Typical evening speeds of 44.4Mbps
  • TPG: Typical evening speeds of 43.7Mbps
  • iiNet: Typical evening speeds of 43.7Mbps
  • Aussie Broadband: Typical evening speeds of 43Mbps
  • MyRepublic: Typical evening speeds of 43Mbps
  • Telstra: Typical evening speeds of 43Mbps
  • Optus: Typical evening speeds of 40Mbps

Here’s the pricing for these plans:

As you can see, the variance is a lot less between providers when looking at average evening speeds on the NBN 50 tier.

Internode is the cheapest provider for NBN 50 plans coming in at $59.99 per month for the first six months, then $79.99 per month afterwards.

Without promotional discounts, Kogan is the cheapest with $65.90 per month and no contract. They’re also one of the fastest providers on NBN 50 plans.

It’s worth remembering that typical speeds are a reflection of what the average user gets and your speeds may differ depending on your connection setup, your internet hardware and high usage around you.

 

 

Via: Gizmodo.

Scott Hunt   Freelance Contributor

Scott Hunt

Scott is a dual degree journalism/arts student at the University of Queensland and has been freelancing in the tech writing business for a few years now. He figured the best way to keep up with the latest tech news was to actually write about it. In his free time, Scott enjoys PC gaming, beer, and metal music.

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‘Fast’??? These plans are all slow DSL-speed plans. None of these are fibre speeds. 100Mbps is a DSL copper grade speed. What is the point of installing fibre if you are limited to only 100Mbps? Where are the 1Gbps or faster fibre plans. Even NZ has 1000/1000Mbps, and just introduced 2000/2000Mbps and 4000/4000Mbps. Why does Australia get crap Internet??

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This feels like a paid promotion by whistleout.

Disappointed it misses the 250Mbps plans offered by AussieBroadband.

Chris Rowland
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Doesn’t miss them. They just aren’t widely available to many (or even most) NBN customers so no real point including them.

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Surprised TPG did not make the list on the 100 plan, I’m a fftc customer and average over 90mbps even during peak.

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How do the speeds actually work. Like why is TPG for example able to achieve 43.7 on the 50, but not crack 80, let alone twice the 50 speeds with 87.4 on the 100 when is common infrastructure etc.

Are they overselling, limiting connections or what? I would have thought most of it would be proportionate.

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Aussie have a 250mb plan now for FTTP.

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