Foxtel adds NBN to its broadband services
Foxtel’s broadband deals now include NBN services for FTTP customers.
Foxtel has announced that it has begun offering NBN broadband bundles in some areas. As you might expect from the pay TV provider, the focus is on bundles that combine broadband service with Foxtel’s subscription TV packages.
Foxtel Broadband will offer three tiers of NBN broadband across all four standard NBN fixed line speed tiers: 12/1 Mbps, 25/5Mbps, 50/20Mbps and 100/40 Mbps. Plans are available on 12- or 24-month contracts, with a $140 equipment fee waived if you opt for the 24-month plan.
Plans start at $101/month ($75 for the first month) for a 12/1Mbps connection with 100GB of data and 100GB of bonus data included, and range up to $240/month for the Platinum HD Unlimited bundle. There’s a small discount at each speed tier for the first month’s access. The 100GB plans only cost $75, $85, $95 and $115 for the first month; the base level unlimited plans are $85, $95 or $115; and the Platinum HD unlimited plans cost $75, $85 and $105 for the first month only. The discount offer only applies until 12 November 2016.
The 12/1 speed tier is only available on the entry level 100GB nbn Broadband + Entertainment Bundle tier, and plans are, at this stage, only available to customers in an NBN FTTP service area (in practice, that means areas that have already had the NBN active for a while. Here's how the pricing compares for each speed, leaving aside the current discount for the first month.
The focus is clearly on getting customers onto the unlimited NBN packages, as at the 25/5Mbps tier there’s no pricing difference at all between an unlimited and an (effective) 200GB plan.
What if you’ve already got Foxtel?
Foxtel says that if you’re already an existing Foxtel subscription TV customer, you can add Foxtel NBN packages starting at $85 per month additional for an unlimited nbn pack on a standard entertainment pack deal, or $75 per month when added to an existing Platinum HD pack.
What if I’m not yet serviced by the NBN?
Foxtel’s announcement only covers FTTP NBN so far, although it’s inevitable that it will at some point offer FTTN-based services as well once that rollout hits sufficient scale. If you’re curious about when you'll get the NBN, you can enter your address into our NBN plan tracker.