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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.

Fastest

Exetel

from $49.99/mth

  • Achieved 101.8% of speeds during peak hours
  • Unlimited data
  • No lock-in contract
2nd

Telstra

from $85/mth

  • Achieved 101.7% of speeds during peak hours
  • Unlimited data
  • No lock-in contract
3rd

Optus

from $70/mth

  • Achieved 101.4% of speeds during peak hours
  • Unlimited data
  • No lock-in contract
4th

Dodo

from $55/mth

  • Achieved 100.2% of speeds during peak hours
  • Unlimited data
  • No lock-in contract
5th

Launtel

from $93/mth

  • Achieved 99.1% of speeds during peak hours
  • Unlimited data
  • No lock-in contract

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
#1Exetel101.8%
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#2Telstra101.7%
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#3Optus101.4%
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#4Dodo100.2%
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#5iPrimus100.2%
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#6Launtel99.1%
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#7TPG99%
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#8iiNet98.9%
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#9Superloop98.6%
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#10Leaptel98.4%
#11Aussie Broadband98.3%
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#12Vodafone96.3%
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What's changed in the latest ACCC report?

The first key change is that the ACCC is now measuring the performance of Leaptel so we have 12 providers on the list instead of the usual 11.

Secondly, Launtel's moved from the top position and gone down to number 6. Exetel is back to the days of glory by reclaiming the number 1 post.

Telstra's still in second place while Optus has moved up a spot to third position and Vodafone's dropped down to the last spot after being number 7 in the last report.

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.

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 March 2024 report to see what they've got to offer.

1. Exetel's fastest NBN plans

Exetel's reclaimed the top spot in the March 2024, hitting 101.8% 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.
  • Free Home Secure trial. 2-month free trial of Exetel's Home Secure, which offers cybersecurity and parental control.
  • 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)
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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
Min total cost is $83.99 for first month
Price
$83.99 per month
Min total cost is $83.99 for first month
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
Min total cost is $68.99 for first month
Price
$68.99 per month
Min total cost is $68.99 for first month
Exetel NBN Power Home
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $74.99/mth for the first 6 months, then $88.99/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
$74.99
per month
Min total cost is $74.99 for first month
Price
$74.99 per month
Min total cost is $74.99 for first month
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2. Telstra's fastest NBN plans

A solid performer in ACCC's Broadband Performance reports, Telstra has retained it's spot in second place by delivering 101.7% of its maximum plan speed during peak.

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.
  • Free streaming. 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.
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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
$170
per month
Min total cost is $170 for first month
Price
$170 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $170 for first month
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
$135
per month
Min total cost is $135 for first month
Price
$135 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $135 for first month
Telstra Upfront Internet Premium
NBN
Month-to-month
  • 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
$110
per month
Min total cost is $110 for first month
Price
$110 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $110 for first month
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3. Optus's fastest NBN plans

In the March 2024 report, Optus moved up a spot to claim third place. It improved its performance by delivering 101.4% of maximum plan speeds during busy hours, an increase on 100.6% from the December 2023 report.

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 a discount. Optus subscribers also get a discount to Optus Sport, which has exclusive access to the English Premier League and other football leagues.
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Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Optus Plus Family Entertainer Ultrafast nbn®
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: Introductory offer: $149/mth for the first 6 months, normally $169/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
600Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
600Mbps
nbn™1000
$149
per month
Min total cost is $671 for first month
Price
$149 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $671 for first month
Optus Plus Everyday 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 included for $0 if you stay connected for 36 mths. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
600Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
600Mbps
nbn™1000
$129
per month
Min total cost is $435 for first month
Price
$129 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $435 for first month
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
240Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
240Mbps
nbn™250
$99
per month
Min total cost is $405 for first month
Price
$99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $405 for first month
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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 100.2% 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.

Primus'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.
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Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Dodo NBN Home Superfast Unlimited - Special
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $85/mth for the first 6 months, then $110/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 25.6.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
245Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
245Mbps
nbn™250
$85
per month
Min total cost is $85 for first month
Price
$85 per month
Min total cost is $85 for first month
Dodo NBN Home Superfast Unlimited
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $55/mth for the first month, then $110/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 25.6.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
245Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
245Mbps
nbn™250
$110
per month
Min total cost is $55 for first month
Price
$110 per month
Min total cost is $55 for first month
Dodo NBN100 Unlimited - Special
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $70/mth for the first 6 months, then $85/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 25.6.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$70
per month
Min total cost is $70 for first month
Price
$70 per month
Min total cost is $70 for first month
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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 $130/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. 25.6.24
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 12 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
650Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
650Mbps
nbn™1000
$110
per month
Min total cost is $230 for first month
Price
$110 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $230 for first month
iPrimus Home Superfast
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $90/mth for the first 6 months, then $110/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 25.6.24
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 12 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
245Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
245Mbps
nbn™250
$90
per month
Min total cost is $210 for first month
Price
$90 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $210 for first month
iPrimus Premium
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $80/mth for the first 6 months, then $90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 25.6.24
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 12 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$80
per month
Min total cost is $200 for first month
Price
$80 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $200 for first month
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5. Launtel's fastest NBN plans

Launtel rolled down to the fifth spot after its speed reliability dropped to 99.1% as opposed to 103.8% from the previous report.

Launtel's plans feature:

  • Per day pricing. Unlike other providers that offer monthly pricing, Launtel does it per day (we've calculated the approximate monthly prices in our tables to make comparing a bit easier). This allows you to switch between speed tiers daily, should you wish to.
  • First week free. Your first 7 days are at no charge when you sign up.
  • The option to BYO modem. Or you can call Launtel to ask what modem it suggests will work best for you.
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Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Launtel Broadband FastAF-400
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
600Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
600Mbps
nbn™1000
$270
per month
Min total cost is $270 for first month
Price
$270 per month
Min total cost is $270 for first month
Launtel Broadband FastAF
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
600Mbps
nbn™1000
Speed
600Mbps
nbn™1000
$126
per month
Min total cost is $126 for first month
Price
$126 per month
Min total cost is $126 for first month
Launtel Broadband NBN500
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
480Mbps
nbn™500
Speed
480Mbps
nbn™500
$192
per month
Min total cost is $192 for first month
Price
$192 per month
Min total cost is $192 for first month
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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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