Aussie Broadband: NBN plans compared

Build your ideal NBN plan with Aussie Broadband's unique sliding data caps and extensive speed options.

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Aussie Broadband's top NBN plans

Aussie Broadband

Owned and operated here in Australia, Aussie Broadband sells itself as a "different sort of telco" – and that's not just another marketing buzz term. The small telco sets itself apart from the competition by taking a unique sliding-scale approach to its NBN plans, letting you specify a custom data cap instead of simply selecting from a handful of pre-defined tiers. Aussie Broadband is both the first and currently only provider in Australia to offer such flexibility with its NBN plans.

Aussie Broadband has also teamed up with the streaming service Fetch to provide complete Internet and entertainment bundles to its customers. Starting in December 2018, Aussie Broadband customers can combine a Fetch subscription with their broadband service, choosing between the Fetch Mighty set-top box for $15 extra a month or the Fetch Mini set-top box for $10 extra a month. As with its standalone broadband plans, these Fetch bundles operate on a no-lock-in contract.

How does Aussie Broadband compare?

Though its broadband plans err towards the more expensive, Aussie Broadband offsets this with a greater emphasis on extra features and customer choice.

NBN plan comparison

Comparing Aussie Broadband's NBN plans is difficult, since the ability to customise your data cap means there are hundreds of different configurations available. Instead of assessing each and every one, the below comparisons look at the data caps Aussie Broadband labels as "popular".

Aussie Broadband NBN plan analysis

Aussie Broadband supports the four core technologies of the NBN: fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN), hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) and fixed wireless. Three of the four standard NBN speed tiers – Standard, Standard Plus and Premium – are represented, as are the far less common nbn150 and nbn250 tiers, though the latter two are only available to FTTP customers in select areas of Australia.

Aussie Broadband phone plans

Aussie Broadband offers both traditional landline and voice over IP (VoIP) phone services alongside its broadband plans. A pay-as-you-go (PAYG) VoIP service is included by default with all of Aussie Broadband's NBN plans. Alternatively, you can pay extra for an unlimited quota of local, national and mobile calls.

Why should you consider Aussie Broadband?

If there's one area where Aussie Broadband has the competition beat, it's flexibility. No other Australian telco provides as much freedom in customising your NBN plan, both in terms of speed and data. With the ability to tailor your data cap to your individual Internet needs and support for the rare ultra-fast nbn150 and nbn250 speed tiers, Aussie Broadband gives you plenty of tools to build the NBN plan that's right for you.

Thanks to Aussie Broadband's partnership with Fetch, you can bundle your entire Internet and entertainment needs into a single bill. This saves you the hassle of managing multiple bills and dealing with different companies. Fetch bundles operate on no-lock-in contracts, too, which frees you from committing for the long term if you're not sure whether the streaming service is right for you.

Aussie Broadband also distinguishes itself with faster shaping speeds on its NBN plans than most other providers. Usually, exceeding your monthly data limit will leave you crawling along on a 256Kbps connection for the rest of the month, but Aussie Broadband keeps you chugging along with a 1Mbps connection instead. If you're prone to accidentally blowing through your monthly data cap, this can make waiting for the cap to reset considerably more tolerable.

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