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Reachnet satellite NBN broadband plans compared April 2020

Delivering satellite broadband via NBN's Sky Muster service, Reachnet aims to bring high-speed Internet to Australians who live off the beaten track.

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Is Reachnet right for me?

  • What does Reachnet offer? Reachnet focuses solely on satellite broadband plans powered by the NBN Sky Muster network.
  • Product highlights: Cheap entry-level plans, no-lock-in contracts, wide range of data caps.
  • Watch out for: Like most satellite NBN providers, Reachnet splits its data caps between peak and off-peak usage periods. Since peak caps are typically lower than off-peak caps, it's important to consider when you're going to be using the Internet most often to ensure you pick the right plan for you.

Reachnet satellite NBN plans

Reachnet's satellite NBN plans explained

Reachnet's NBN plans are only available for premises covered by the Sky Muster satellite service. They're available on month-to-month, 12-month and 24-month contracts, though pricing is identical across all three.

Only two NBN speed tiers are available: Basic (nbn12) and Standard (nbn25). On the data front, Reachnet's NBN plans come with between 50GB and 300GB of monthly data, though this data is split between peak (7am to 1am) and off-peak (1am to 7am) caps.

Reachnet extras

Naturally, you'll need a compatible modem-router for connecting your Internet-enabled devices to your broadband connection. If you don't already own one, Reachnet will bundle a Basic Wi-Fi router with any of its plans for $95, dropping the cost to $60 if you sign up on a 12-month or 24-month contract.

How does Reachnet compare?

  • Competitively priced at lower data tiers
  • Value starts to drop at higher data tiers

Reachnet keeps its monthly pricing and set-up fees consistent regardless of contract length, with the only advantage of signing up for a contract being a small discount on the cost of your modem.

As such, the below comparisons are all based on Reachnet's more flexible month-to-month plans. It’s also worth keeping in mind that some rivals might bundle a voice service into their plans.

Why should you consider Reachnet?

If you're reliant on a Sky Muster satellite connection and your data needs are relatively modest, Reachnet should certainly be on your shortlist. The value for money starts to slip as you demand a higher monthly download limit, but it's still in the ballpark thanks to its $0 set-up costs and affordable modem pricing.

However, be sure to give some thought to the peak and off-peak data situation as Reachnet doesn't offer the off-peak-heavy deals that some competitors do. Also keep in mind that Reachnet doesn't offer voice services, so if you need a phone service you'll need to arrange that separately.

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