Westnet broadband plans compared January 2019

See how Westnet stacks up against the competition to determine whether it's the right broadband provider for you.

Westnet entered the Australian Internet market way back in 1994, operating solely within Western Australia during the formative years of the country's broadband industry. In 2008, iiNet stepped in and acquired Westnet, allowing the smaller provider to expand its reach beyond the bounds of WA and begin offering its services to all Australians.

These services include NBN plans and ADSL plans, with the latter delivered both over iiNet's own copper network and the larger Telstra network where necessary.

Westnet NBN Plans

Though its name might suggest otherwise, Westnet offers NBN plans to Aussies all around the country. Provided you live in an area serviced by Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Fibre to the Building (FTTB), Fibre to the Node (FTTN), Fibre to the Kerb (FTTC), fixed wireless or satellite NBN, Westnet can supply you with a high-speed broadband connection on either a no-lock-in, month-to-month contract or a 24-month contract.

The only difference between the two contract terms is the upfront costs: on a month-to-month contract, you'll need to pay a $79.95 activation fee ($99.95 if you're signing up for a satellite service), whereas there's no activation fee on a 24-month contract. If you need a new NBN-compatible modem, that will set you back $89 on a month-to-month contract but it's bundled in for free on a 24-month term.

Fixed line NBN plans

For fixed line NBN plans, Westnet supports three of the four NBN speed tiers: Basic (NBN12), Standard Plus (NBN50) and Premium (NBN100). Its core plans come with unlimited monthly data, but it also offers a 500GB plan with a Basic NBN connection for those with lighter data needs.

Fixed wireless NBN plans

Westnet's fixed wireless NBN plans follow a similar structure to its fixed line plans with one key difference: only two of the four NBN speed tiers are available. You can choose between Basic and Standard NBN connections, with each coming in two permutations that offer different inclusions.

Satellite NBN plans

Aussies living in the more remote areas of the country can choose from three core satellite NBN plans with Westnet. Each features a data cap split into peak and off-peak usage, with the peak period defined as between 7:00am and 1:00am.

Westnet ADSL plans

There are still quite a few Aussies stuck with ADSL as they wait for the NBN rollout to reach their area. If that's you, Wesnet's ADSL plans can keep you connected regardless of whether you live within iiNet's ADSL network or under the coverage of Telstra's larger ADSL infrastructure.

How does Westnet compare?

Westnet offers plenty of choice with its broadband services, catering to Aussies living in metro and regional areas of the country as well as providing a range of extras beyond your average Internet service.

How do Westnet's fixed line NBN plans compare?

How do Westnet's fixed wireless NBN plans compare?

How do Westnet's satellite NBN plans compare?