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Telstra launches “ridiculously fast” 5G home and business internet plan

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Telstra has officially launched its 5G broadband for home and business which offers super-fast internet speeds to eligible premises within Telstra’s expanding 5G coverage.

Telstra says customers can expect average download speeds of 378Mbps during the busy evening period between 7pm and 11pm.

And Telstra is keeping it simple – there is one plan for home and businesses which costs $85 a month with 1TB of included data which is enough for 330 hours of Netflix streaming.

Download speeds during testing ranged between 50Mbps and 600Mbps with upload speeds between 10Mbps and 90Mbps.

Telstra will supply the modem/router which includes a 5G SIM card that can be simply plugged in without the need for a technician and without running cables.

The included modem will also include a built-in router that will provide a wireless network.

There are no lock in contracts or exit fees. If you don’t like the service, simply send back the modem.

Those who sign up to the new Telstra 5G service will also receive the first month free.

This Telstra 5G offering comes after months of testing among a closed group of customers within Telstra’s 5G coverage map.

“5G Home Internet will allow most households to stream a 4K movie, jump into a video call for work and download a new game for your Xbox at the same time,” says Sanjay Nayak, Telstra’s fixed connectivity group owner.

“This is particularly useful if your existing broadband is not delivering the performance you need.

“5G Business Internet will allow small business customers to have multiple staff working at the same time and give them access to the speeds they need to be competitive and responsive to their customer needs.

“We speak to our current 5G Home Internet customers regularly, and feedback has been extremely positive – they are now able to work from home easier, streaming video is a lot faster, and things just work smoother.

“It couldn’t be easier to get going with Telstra 5G Home & Business Internet either, with no technicians required and a complete plug and play experience.

“Just find the spot in your home or business premise where you get the best 5G signal, plug the modem in, turn it on and you’re good to start browsing the web.”

Optus has been offering 5G home broadband for some time with two plans – $79 with unlimited data and a maximum download speed of 100Mbps or $89 with unlimited data and uncapped download speeds which is states at 210Mpbs typical evening speeds on its website.

The Optus plans also come with the first month free before the monthly fee is charged.