Reachnet Broadband Plans

Compare Reachnet's satellite NBN plans to see if you can save on your broadband.



Who is Reachnet?

Reachnet is an Australian ISP that specialises in providing broadband services to regional Australia through NBN's Sky Muster Satellite services as a subsidiary of the Orion Satellite Systems group. With a strong focus on regional service delivery and a retail model that only provides satellite-based NBN for the sections of the Australian populace that fit within the scope of satellite broadband, Reachnet offers a variety of plans with multiple speed, data and price points.

Reachnet Satellite NBN plans

Reachnet's NBN plans are all offered through NBN's Sky Muster satellites. This means that they're currently limited to just two speed tiers, with the basic 12/1Mbps speed tier as "standard" and the 25/5Mbps speed tier attracting a $5 premium. In pricing terms, excluding extras such as a modem, the only other major differentiator is the quantity of data you wish to use, which is split between peak and off-peak data for all plans. In line with NBN's guidelines, peak times are defined as the 18-hour period between 7:00am and 1:00am the following day, while off-peak is simply the period between 1:01am and 6:59am each day.

NameSpeedPrice
Reachnet 20 NBN Satellite $35 12/1 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)$35/month
Reachnet 40 NBN Satellite $50 12/1 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)$50/month
Reachnet 70 NBN Satellite $70 12/1 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)$70/month
Reachnet 100 NBN Satellite $100 12/1 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)$100/month
Reachnet 150 NBN Satellite $115 12/1 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)$115/month
Reachnet 200 NBN Satellite $160 12/1 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)$160/month

Reachnet customers may bring their own NBN-compliant router with them for no additional cost, or purchase a modem with pricing ranging from $60 for a basic router, $90 for a standard router, $150 for an advanced router or $350 for a premium model. If a router is required, a $15 shipping charge will apply.

Why choose Reachnet Satellite NBN?

Reachnet's plans are all offered with no excess data charges. Instead, if you exceed either your peak or off-peak data quota within a billing cycle, your speed is cycled down to 128/128 Kbps in those times until the next billing cycle. Reachnet doesn't differentiate on contract term setup fees, so you could sign up for a single month at the same installation price as with a 12- or 24-month contract. If you do sign up for a 12- or 24-month contract, it's worth bearing in mind that cancellation fees apply.

How does Reachnet compare?

While there are a number of providers jostling for position in the fixed line NBN space, in the satellite market there are fewer providers and a little less competition, so it's wise to compare

Reachnet basic satellite NBN plans compared

If what you're after is the lowest-cost Reachnet plan, its entry level 12/1Mbps satellite NBN plan can be had for just $35/month. Flexibility is a key strength for Reachnet's offerings, thanks to the fact that it offers a single month plan option with no setup fee, so you could use the service and ensure that it's working optimally for your needs without the need for a long-term contract. Even if you do opt for a 12- or 24-month contract, there's no setup fee to speak of, although the longer term contracts do have an early cancellation fee if you choose to leave Reachnet before your contract is up. We've pulled together four entry level NBN satellite plans (12/1Mbps) NBN plans with no lock in contract to compare Reachnet's entry level offering below:

NameSpeedDataPrice
Reachnet 20 NBN Satellite $35 12/1 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)20GB Peak/30GB Off-Peak$35/month
IPSTAR NBN Satellite 10GB 12/1 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)10GB Peak/15GB Off-Peak$30/month
SkyMesh NBN SA 10GB and 40GB 12/1Satellite NBN (12/1Mbps)10GB Peak/40GB Off-Peak$34.95/month
Clear Sky Muster 60GB 12/1Mbps 1 MonthBasic (12/1Mbps NBN tier 1)10GB Peak/50GB Off-Peak$34.95/month

Reachnet Standard NBN plans compared

If you need a little more data on your NBN satellite plan, you're typically going to pay a little more for the privilege, so it's well worth shopping around to ensure you get the best deal. Again, Reachnet compares well from a setup cost and cancellation perspective, as it's easy to set up with zero costs and only your monthly plan price to pay. If your standard ambitions also need a little more speed, the simple cost of $5 per month to jump up to the 25/5Mbps price tier is also quite easy to bear. We've pulled together four Standard satellite NBN plans with no lock in contract at the 12/1Mbps tier to compare Reachnet's offering below:

NameSpeedDataPrice
Reachnet 100 NBN Satellite $100 12/1 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)100GB Peak/150GB Off-Peak$100/month
IPSTAR NBN Satellite 100GB 12/1 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)100GB Peak/150GB Off-Peak$95/month
SkyMesh NBN SA 75GB and 140GB 12/1Satellite NBN (12/1Mbps)75GB Peak/140GB Off-Peak$94.95/month
Clear Sky Muster 165GB 12/1Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (12/1Mbps)80GB Peak/85GB Off-Peak$94.95/month

Reachnet Premium satellite NBN plans compared

Reachnet's current satellite NBN offerings are limited by the speeds that NBN offers on the Sky Muster satellites, which means that you're limited to a top speed of 25/5Mbps on any plan. That's no different to any other satellite NBN provider, however, and it's worth bearing in mind that this is a maximum speed that may be affected by usage, environmental factors and general Internet congestion as well. Reachnet offers a range of higher-end plans where the key differentiator is the quantity of included peak and off-peak data, although you can opt to pay for the premium 25/5Mbps tier for an additional $5 per month. As with its other plans, the fact that there are zero setup fees is a big plus, even on the month-to-month contract option. Here are four Premium (25/5Mbps) satellite NBN plans with no lock in contract and at least 200GB of data (combining peak and off-peak) to compare Reachnet's offering below:

NameSpeedDataPrice
Reachnet 200 NBN Satellite $165 25/5 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (25/5Mbps)200GB Peak/100GB Off-Peak$165/month
IPSTAR NBN Satellite 150GB 25/5 Mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (25/5Mbps)200GB Peak/100GB Off-Peak$130/month
SkyMesh NBN SA 90GB and 140GB 12/1Satellite NBN (25/5Mbps)90GB Peak/140GB Off-Peak$119.95/month
Clear Sky Muster Pro 280GB 25/5mbps 1 MonthSatellite NBN (25/5Mbps)140GB Peak/140GB Off-Peak$204.95/month

Why should you consider Reachnet for your satellite broadband?

Reachnet's proposition is a fairly simple one. So if you're after a plan that gets you online with a minimum of fuss and you're in the satellite NBN footprint for connectivity then it's well worth considering Reachnet's plans. It has a local support team that operates six days a week (6am–6pm WST Mon-Fri, 6am–2:30pm WST Sat) to assist you with any issues that may arise with your satellite connection.



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