Choose between ADSL, NBN, and mobile broadband plans for your business, and benefit through reliable internet connectivity.
Commander specialises in providing communication solutions for businesses and provides services in every capital city as well as all major regional centres around Australia. It offers just about every form of communication your business might need, including landline phone connections, mobile phone connections, data technologies and broadband connections.
This business has over three decades of experience in this realm.
While Commander offers previously prevalent ADSL broadband connections and mobile broadband connections, it also provides more recent technology in the form of National Broadband Network (NBN) connections.
Commander’s integrated business model includes a customer care centre that relies on highly trained staff to provide technical support to its customers in matters ranging from installation and setup to general maintenance.
What broadband plans and bundles does Commander offer?
Commander, as mentioned, offers broadband connections in different forms, including ADSL, mobile, and NBN connections. With each of these technologies, you get different plans from which to choose.
Commander provides business-grade ADSL connections that you can opt for in the absence of NBN in your area. What helps is that you can future-proof your connection, meaning you can upgrade to NBN when it becomes available in your area without paying any penalty.
The ADSL business plans Commander offers give you the ability to access your PC from anywhere in the world. You’ll also receive five additional email address for free and can send and receive email from anywhere via webmail. To top that off, you’ll also get free anti-virus and anti-spam protection.
Details of Commander’s ADSL plans are here:
|Data allowance||Monthly fee||Cost per MB|
You can also bundle your ADSL connection with a PSTN phone connection. Bundle plan options are as follows:
|Data allowance||Monthly fee||Local calls||National calls||Mobile calls||13/1300 calls|
|15GB||$74.90||20c per call||20c per min||39c per min||38.5c per call|
|1,000GB||$84.95||20c per call||20c per min||39c per min||38.5c per call|
You and your employees can stay connected on the move with 4G and 3G connections as and where available owing to Commander’s mobile broadband plans. You can choose to use your own device, or get the 4G USB Wi-Fi Modem AL2600 for as little as $5 per month through Commander.
You can use this connection with PCs, laptops and tablets just as easily. Details of Commander’s mobile broadband plans are as follows:
|Data allowance||Monthly fee||Cost per MB|
If you exceed your data allowance, you’ll have to pay $0.02 per MB for excess data.
NBN continues to pave the way for high speed Internet across Australia, and Commander offers businesses three access speeds from which to choose.
Plans vary in accordance to access speeds, as you can see below:
|Access speed||Data allowance||Monthly fee||Cost per MB|
With all these plans, you don’t have to pay any excess usage charges.
Streaming with Commander
While domestic users with high speed Internet connections tend to limit their streaming to videos, movies and TV shows, businesses can benefit even more. You can, of course, still stream movies as well as TV shows like Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Louie, Roswell, The Sopranos and Roswell, and watch them in your spare time. (Just sayin’)
For businesses, while high speed Internet translates into uninterrupted live chatting and video calling, live streaming in the form of webcasting offers several benefits as well. Businesses can offer live training classes to employees and product information to partners and customers. They can host online meetings, make live announcements and spread awareness about different events. You can even use this technology to attract and retain skilled staff, given that it enables teleworking.
One study showed that 38% of respondents viewed live broadcasts at work in 2013. By 2014, this number rose to 54%. Greater reliability and security comes through the use of newer and more dependable technology, owing to more and more businesses going this way.
If you plan to use your businesses broadband connection for streaming movies and TV shows, you’ll have to sign up with a streaming service provider and have multiple options in Australia.
Videos, movies, and TV shows come in different formats like MPEG-4, Windows Media, real media, QuickTime, and Flash, and you can play them on devices like TVs, desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. When it comes to streaming and watching video, compatibility plays an important role because not all streaming service providers offer compatibility with all kinds of devices. You might face problems with formats as well.
While most Australian service providers provide compatibility with smart TVs, smartphones, PCs, Macs, and devices that use Android, ones like Netflix, Quickflix, and Foxtel Play also offer compatibility with gaming consoles like Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4.
Frequently asked questions
Which networks does Commander use?
Commander relies on the NBN Co Ltd fibre network for providing NBN connections. It uses the Optus 4G and 3G/HSDPA GSM networks to deliver mobile broadband services. It also has its own network for fixed phone and data services as and where available, in the absence of which it uses Telstra’s wholesale services.
What can cause high Internet usage?
Video conferencing, video streaming, online gaming, automatic updating and exchanging files via online platforms regularly tend to cause high usage.
How much data allowance might I need?
This depends on what you plan to do. Video conferencing consumes around 600MB per hour, while general Internet browsing takes approx 5MB to 10MB per hour.
Do I have to pay any set-up fees?
You might have to pay set-up fees depending on the plan you choose. Details of this are outlined in this article.
How can I make payments?
Commander accepts payment via:
- Direct debits (free)
- BPAY ($3.95 fee)
- Australia Post outlets ($3.95 fee)
- Cheque ($3.95 fee)
- Money order ($3.95 fee)
- Credit card ($3.95 fee)