Clear Broadband: NBN plans compared

Clear Broadband specialises in providing satellite and fixed wireless broadband services to rural and regional Australia.

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Is Clear Broadband right for me?

  • What does Clear Broadband offer? Clear Broadband offers satellite, fixed wireless and fixed-line NBN plans on no-lock-in and fixed-term contracts.
  • Product highlights: Attractively priced satellite NBN plans at the low and mid tiers.
  • Watch out for: Clear Broadband doesn't offer unlimited data caps on Standard Plus or Premium speed connections. Depending on your usage, this could leave you suffering through shaped Internet speeds.

Clear Broadband satellite NBN plans

Clear Broadband's satellite NBN plans explained

Using the NBN Sky Muster service, Clear Broadband's satellite plans support both Basic and Standard NBN speed tiers. Like most satellite plans, they separate data caps into on-peak and off-peak usage, with the on-peak period defined as 7am to 1am and off-peak from 1am to 7am.

All plans are available on your choice of month-to-month, 12-month or 24-month contracts. Monthly pricing is the same across all three, but committing to a longer term gets you up to two months free.

Clear Broadband fixed wireless NBN plans

Clear Broadband's fixed wireless NBN plans explained

Available in less-remote areas of regional Australia, fixed wireless NBN connections typically offer faster and more stable Internet than satellite connections can muster. To houses located within range of a suitable transmission tower, Clear Broadband offers fixed wireless services at both Basic and Standard NBN speed tiers, with data caps starting at 60GB and going all the way up to unlimited monthly data.

Clear Broadband fixed-line NBN plans

Clear Broadband's fixed-line NBN plans explained

Alongside its regionally focused satellite and fixed wireless plans, Clear Broadband also offers standard fixed-line NBN connections delivered across all the core fixed-line access technologies. These plans support all four tiers of NBN speeds, from a Basic NBN connection up to a high-speed Premium NBN connection.

Clear Broadband extras

Thankfully, you won't have to worry about excess usage charges if you go over your monthly download cap on any of Clear Broadband's NBN plans. Regardless of connection type, Clear Broadband will slow your Internet speed to 128kbps for the rest of the month as soon as you use up all that month's data. If you can't wait until the end of the month for your cap to reset, you can purchase additional data blocks for more browsing allowance, valid for that month only.

How does Clear Broadband compare?

  • Top value in the low- to mid-tier satellite NBN space
  • Larger satellite plans are pricier than the competition
  • Fixed-line and fixed wireless plans lack compelling value

With its focus on serving rural and regional Australia, Clear Broadband's fiercest competition comes mostly from providers like SkyMesh, IPSTAR, Reachnet and Southern Phone. Clear Broadband's experience in wireless communications serves it well here, and its satellite plans number among the best-value on the market.

Note: Due to the hefty early cancellation fees associated with Clear Broadband's long-term contracts and the fact monthly costs are consistent regardless of contract length, the below comparisons are based on month-to-month contracts only.

Why should you consider Clear Broadband?

Clear Broadband distinguishes itself in one specific area: low-capped satellite plans. If you live in one of the more remote regions of Australia and you're looking for a basic broadband service with just enough GBs to keep up-to-date with the news and social media, Clear Broadband's plans are among the cheapest you'll find.

Better yet, Clear Broadband charges no set-up fees on its satellite plans, allowing you to take up a month-to-month contract and take the service for a spin at minimal expense and without locking yourself in for the long term.

For fixed-line and fixed wireless NBN connections, Clear Broadband simply doesn't stack up against the competition. With higher prices and lower data caps, there's little reason to consider Clear Broadband for anything but satellite NBN.

How to contact Clear Broadband

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Phone1300 855 215
Emailsupport@clearnetworks.com.au

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