Telstra has announced it will now be offering 5G as a home internet option for customers along with new ultra-fast NBN speeds plans that existing customers can take advantage of.
Connecting has never been more important in these current times with so many people working from home and home schooling along with our regular habits like streaming content and online gaming.
“Having a faster connection means less buffering and higher quality video calls even when several household members are using the Internet at the same time,” says Michele Garra, Telstra’s connected home and business executive.
“Today we’re announcing faster typical busy period download speeds on our current plans, new high speed NBN offerings and a brand new way to connect to the internet at home thanks to 5G.”
TELSTRA 5G HOME INTERNET
Telstra’s 5G network has now reached more than 1,000 suburbs in 53 cities and towns around Australia and it will be now be an option to deliver fast and reliable home internet connection.
Plans start at $85 a month with a free 5G modem, 500GB of data per month and the first month free for eligible customers.
Telstra says typical evening speeds will range between 50Mbps to up to 300Mbps.
This will kick off as an invitation-only offer for customers residing in 5G areas but it will be scaled up to other customers in the next 12 months.
Telstra’s 5G network is not only expanding but it is also evolving with the introduction of mmWave technology which will ramp up speeds and increase range.
ULTRA-FAST NBN SPEEDS
Telstra has been ranked near the top of the Netflix ISP Speed Index for the last two years so its plans have delivered real-world speeds where they are needed.
Telstra has announced new plans on top of its existing NBN 25, NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans which can deliver even faster speeds for eligible customers.
The new Superfast and Ultrafast add ons will be available for NBN 100 customers with eligible technology types like FTTP (fibre to the premises) and HFC (hybrid fibre coaxial).
The Superfast add-on can increase to a typical evening speed of 215Mbps for $30 extra per month.
The Ultrafast add-on can achieve typical evening speeds of 250Mbps for an additional $70 per month.
Homes need to be connected to FTTP or HFC to access these speed add ons.