Compare Telstra cable plans

Cable Internet can be hard to come by in Australia. Telstra is one of the few options available, so compare their plans to find the right one for you.


What you need to know about Telstra's cable plans

Founded over 40 years ago, Telstra has more broadband experience than most other Australian telcos combined. It's no surprise, then, that its range of broadband plans are some of the most versatile on the market, with Foxtel pack-ins, network security suites, remote hotspot access, and many other features available alongside its core Internet service.

Telstra's rich history also positions it as one of the few telcos offering cable Internet in Australia. With faster speeds than ADSL, cable is the next best thing to fibre for Aussies still waiting for the NBN rollout to reach their area. Like the NBN, though, your access to cable services will depend on the network infrastructure available where you live.

To cater to the unpredictability of the modern world, Telstra offers its cable plans on month-to-month contracts. This means you won't get hit with any early termination fees if you decide to cancel your plan.

If you're hungry for entertainment, Telstra also offers a range of bundles with your choice of Foxtel or Telstra's own Telstra TV streaming service packed in.

What are the different Telstra cable plans?

Telstra's cable plans follow the same structure as its other home broadband plans, with three core options available. The cheapest of these is the 200GB plan which comes with a home phone service that includes unlimited local, national and Australian mobile calls. For those with a larger appetite for data, the Unlimited plan gets rid of the monthly data cap while also including the home phone service.

On the bundle front, you can pair the Unlimited plan with a Telstra TV streaming box or the Foxtel channel pack of your choice.

All plans and bundles come with standard cable speeds of up to 50/5Mbps. Your actual speed will depend on a number of environmental factors like distance to your local exchange and the number of other users accessing the connection at the same time. If 50/5Mbps isn’t fast enough, you can purchase a Speed Boost package for $20 extra a month to soup your connection up to a maximum of 100/2Mbps.

How much do Telstra's cable plans cost?

Despite being the biggest name in the broadband business, Telstra prices its cable plans quite competitively. Its 200GB plan clocks in at $75 a month, while its Unlimited plan increases that to $90 a month.

For new customers, all plans come with an activation fee of $99. There's no modem fee for new Telstra customers, as Telstra bundles in its own Wi-Fi modem at no extra charge. If you need to purchase one separately for some reason, it'll set you back $216.

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