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NBN’s free additional capacity has been extended for another two months

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The NBN will extend additional capacity for retail service providers to pass on to customers at no cost for another two months to help Australians stay connected during the coronavirus crisis.

This extension is on top of the first offer of 40 per cent added capacity which came into effect at the end of March and will now go through to the June and July billing periods.

“We are extending these offers by another two billing periods because we know how crucial it is for the nation to have access to reliable and fast broadband services as Australians continue to work, study and be entertained at home,” said Brad Whitcomb, Chief Customer Officer – Residential at NBN Co.

“Whether it’s through this additional up to 40 per cent capacity available to internet retailers at no extra cost, our support for Sky Muster customers, or the $150 million of financial relief and assistance we recently announced to help keep low-income households and small and medium businesses facing hardship stay connected, NBN is here to support internet providers and Australians through this pandemic.”

When the NBN offered the extra 40 per cent capacity it was planned to be in place until the end of May with data demand continuing to track well above pre-coronavirus levels.

The added capacity reduces congestion and prevents slowdowns.

NBN will also increase data limits to Sky Muster customers to up to 90GB for another two months.