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Fastest NBN providers in Australia

The ACCC regularly tests major NBN providers in Australia for speed reliability, making it easier for households to choose a fast internet plan.

Every quarter, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) speed tests NBN connections from the top providers in Australia. It measures speeds for all hours of the day including the crucial peak period (7–11pm) when most people are online.

RankNBN providerPeak hourLearn more
#1Telstra102.3%
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#2Exetel102%
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#3Optus101.7%
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#4Dodo101.1%
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#5iPrimus101.1%
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#6TPG100.9%
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#7Leaptel100.5%
#8Launtel99.3%
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#9Aussie Broadband98.6%
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#10iiNet98.4%
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#11Superloop98%
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#12Vodafone96.3%
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What's changed in the latest ACCC report?

The major change in this report is that Telstra has taken over the number one spot from Exetel and Launtel's continuing its downward trajectory, sitting now at number 8.

You can see the historical data of the 5 top-performing NBN providers below. Keep in mind that Launtel was not included in reports before 2022 and Leaptel was only added in March 2024.

Is the fastest NBN provider also the best?

Not necessarily. While having a fast and reliable connection will be a factor to consider when choosing NBN plans, there will be other things you need to look at like price, data limits, added extras and more. You can check out our top picks for the best NBN plans to decide what might be right for you.

But if it's speed reliability that you're after, the ACCC's quarterly report is about as official as you can get for a seal of approval. We've broken down the 5 top-performing providers from the June 2024 report to see what they offer.

1. Telstra's fastest NBN plans

Telstra's had a solid performance in the ACCC's latest report, claiming the top spot by delivering 102.3% of its maximum plan speed during peak hours.

Telstra also offers:

  • Rewards. You can earn Telstra Plus reward points to spend on things like movie tickets, tech and more.
  • Free home phone line. Telstra plans come with a home phone line at no extra cost, which includes unlimited calls to Australian mobiles and standard lines.
  • Entertainment offers. Depending on your NBN plan and whether you're a new customer to certain services, you could be eligible for free access to streaming services such as BINGE and Spotify for a certain period.
Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Telstra NBN Ultrafast Internet
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
700Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
700Mbps
nbn™1000
$150
per month
$0 setup fees, $366 min. total cost
Price
$150 per month
$0 setup fees, $366 min. total cost
Telstra Upfront Internet Ultimate
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
250Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
250Mbps
nbn™250
$130
per month
$0 setup fees, $330 min. total cost
Price
$130 per month
$0 setup fees, $330 min. total cost
Telstra Upfront Internet Premium
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $105/mth for the first 6 months, then $110/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 12.8.24
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$105
per month
$0 setup fees, $105 min. total cost
Price
$105 per month
$0 setup fees, $105 min. total cost
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2. Exetel's fastest NBN plans

Exetel had reclaimed the top spot in March 2024 but has now slid down to number two, hitting 102% of maximum speeds available during busy hours of the day.

Signing up with Exetel will also get you:

  • Speed boosts. Certain plans allow you to temporarily boost your NBN speed for 5 days each month.
  • Bundle and save. You can bundle additional eligible Exetel services such as a mobile SIM plan or a home phone plan with your NBN service and get a discount.
Michelle Kwong

After struggling with slow NBN speeds for months, I decided to switch to Exetel after seeing their consistent high results in the ACCC Broadband Report. Turns out they've topped the report for a reason - after switching, I was no longer buffering on video calls, and my internet speed test results were close to the advertised typical download speed.
— Michelle Kwong, Publisher (Mobile & Broadband)
Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Exetel NBN Superfast
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $83.99/mth for the first 6 months, then $98.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $151
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
220Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
220Mbps
nbn™250
$83.99
per month
$0 setup fees, $83.99 min. total cost
Price
$83.99 per month
$0 setup fees, $83.99 min. total cost
Exetel NBN Family
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $68.99/mth for the first 6 months, then $84.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $151
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$68.99
per month
$0 setup fees, $68.99 min. total cost
Price
$68.99 per month
$0 setup fees, $68.99 min. total cost
Exetel NBN Power Home
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $78.99/mth for the first 6 months, then $94.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $151
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$78.99
per month
$0 setup fees, $78.99 min. total cost
Price
$78.99 per month
$0 setup fees, $78.99 min. total cost
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3. Optus's fastest NBN plans

Optus has retained its spot in third place, delivering 101.7% of maximum plan speeds during busy hours, a small increase from the report prior.

Optus NBN plans also come with:

  • 4G back-up. Optus NBN plans come with the option of a 4G back-up modem, which is handy in case there's an outage.
  • Entertainment savings. Through Optus SubHub, you can bundle subscriptions to services such as Netflix and Prime Video to get up to a 10% discount. Optus subscribers also get a discount to Optus Sport, which has exclusive access to the English Premier League and other football leagues.
Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Optus Plus Family Entertainer Ultrafast nbn®
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: Introductory offer: $129/mth for the first 6 months, normally $149/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • Optus Ultra WiFi Modem Gen 2 and first Optus WiFi Booster Gen 2 included for $0 if you stay connected for 36 mths. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
780Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
780Mbps
nbn™1000
$129
per month
$0 setup fees, $651 min. total cost
Price
$129 per month
$0 setup fees, $651 min. total cost
Optus Plus Everyday Ultrafast nbn®
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: Introductory offer: $109/mth for the first 6 months, normally $129/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • Optus Ultra WiFi Modem Gen 2 included for $0 if you stay connected for 36 mths. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
780Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
780Mbps
nbn™1000
$109
per month
$0 setup fees, $415 min. total cost
Price
$109 per month
$0 setup fees, $415 min. total cost
Optus Plus Everyday Superfast nbn®
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: Introductory offer: $99/mth for the first 6 months, normally $119/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • Optus Ultra WiFi Modem Gen 2 included for $0 if you stay connected for 36 mths. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
245Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
245Mbps
nbn™250
$99
per month
$0 setup fees, $405 min. total cost
Price
$99 per month
$0 setup fees, $405 min. total cost
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4. Dodo and iPrimus's fastest NBN plans

Dodo and iPrimus also retain their spot in the top 5 by delivering 101.1% of maximum plan speeds during busy hours.

Dodo's NBN plans feature:

  • Sign-up bonuses. Dodo frequently has sign-up bonuses for new customers, including a discount on your NBN plan or modem if you purchase one through it.
  • Bundle discount. You can save up to $10 a month when you bundle your NBN plan with a Dodo energy plan.

iPrimus's plans come with:

  • Free modem. A free Wi-Fi modem comes with every iPrimus NBN plan and it will cover the cost if you stay connected for 12 months.
  • Home phone included. A pay as you go home phone is included with each NBN plan. You can choose to add a call pack for $10 a month extra.
Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Dodo NBN Home Superfast
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $84.90/mth for the first 6 months, then $98.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
245Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
245Mbps
nbn™250
$84.90
per month
$0 setup fees, $84.90 min. total cost
Price
$84.90 per month
$0 setup fees, $84.90 min. total cost
Dodo NBN100
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $69.90/mth for the first 6 months, then $88.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$69.90
per month
$0 setup fees, $69.90 min. total cost
Price
$69.90 per month
$0 setup fees, $69.90 min. total cost
Dodo NBN50
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $64.90/mth for the first 6 months, then $83.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$64.90
per month
$0 setup fees, $64.90 min. total cost
Price
$64.90 per month
$0 setup fees, $64.90 min. total cost
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Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
iPrimus Home Ultrafast
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $110/mth for the first 6 months, then $124/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 18 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
650Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
650Mbps
nbn™1000
$110
per month
$0 setup fees, $290 min. total cost
Price
$110 per month
$0 setup fees, $290 min. total cost
iPrimus Home Superfast
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $90/mth for the first 6 months, then $104/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 18 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
245Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
245Mbps
nbn™250
$90
per month
$0 setup fees, $270 min. total cost
Price
$90 per month
$0 setup fees, $270 min. total cost
iPrimus Premium
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $80/mth for the first 6 months, then $90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 18 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$80
per month
$0 setup fees, $260 min. total cost
Price
$80 per month
$0 setup fees, $260 min. total cost
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5. TPG's fastest NBN plans

TPG's had a solid run and put itself in fifth position by delivery maximum speeds 100.9% of the time during busy hours.

TPG's plans feature:

  • The option to BYO modem. Or you can call TPG to ask what modem it suggests will work best for you.
  • $0 modem on 6-month contract. You can get a modem for free as long as you stick around for 6 months on one of its contracted plans.
Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
TPG NBN Home Ultrafast 6 Month
NBN
6 Month contract
  • 6 Month contract
  • BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 6 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
800Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
800Mbps
nbn™1000
$104.99
per month
$0 setup fees, $629.94 min. total cost
Price
$104.99 per month
$0 setup fees, $629.94 min. total cost
TPG NBN Home Ultrafast
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $99.95
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
800Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
800Mbps
nbn™1000
$104.99
per month
$0 setup fees, $104.99 min. total cost
Price
$104.99 per month
$0 setup fees, $104.99 min. total cost
TPG NBN Home Superfast 6 Month
NBN
6 Month contract
  • 6 Month contract
  • BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 6 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
250Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
250Mbps
nbn™250
$94.99
per month
$0 setup fees, $569.94 min. total cost
Price
$94.99 per month
$0 setup fees, $569.94 min. total cost
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47% of Australians are somewhat satisfied with their broadband speeds, according to our Consumer Sentiment Tracker (April 2024). Somewhat surprisingly, 33% of people in regional locations were extremely satisfied with their internet speeds compared to only 31% in metro areas.

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