Getting fast broadband in regional areas
Residents in regional areas are not always limited to the slower speeds of an ADSL1 service. Many broadband users in regional areas can now access internet plans which include the large download quotas possible on ADSL2+.
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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as TPG, Dodo, Internode and iPrimus all offer ADSL2+ plans in regional areas. To give you the service, they use another provider’s (generally Telstra’s) network to supply you with high speed broadband. Because each of the ISPs use another network, the plans are usually priced slightly higher than regular ADSL2+ plans, but still beat the prices on ADSL1.
Although these offers give you access to an ADSL2+ connection, unfortunately this does not mean that Naked DSL will be available. This means that you will still need to have an active home phone line to get broadband. Dodo, Internode and iPrimus will be able to offer a home phone with your broadband service as part of a bundle package.
TPG ADSL2+ Off-Net plans
ADSL2+ Off-Net 100GB + 100GB $59.99
ADSL2+ Off-Net 200GB + 100GB $69.99
ADSL2+ Off-Net Unlimited $79.99
These plans are available on a six-month contract with a $59.95 setup fee. A standard or Wi-Fi modem is available for an additional cost. These plans are advertised to reach a theoretical maximum speed of 20,000kbps.
While TPG doesn't offer home phones in the ‘Off-Net’ regions, you can bundle your broadband service with one of its dirt cheap mobile phone plans.
You can call us on 1300 106 571 to find out more about TPG’s ADSL2+ plans in regional areas.
Dodo ADSL2+ Regional plans
ADSL2+ Regional 500MB + 500MB $34.90 ($64.80 bundled with a home phone)
ADSL2+ Regional 5GB + 15GB $44.90 ($74.80 bundled with a home phone)
ADSL2+ Regional 30GB + 70GB $59.90 ($89.80 bundled with a home phone)
ADSL2+ Regional 3TB $79.85 ($109.75 bundled with a home phone)
ADSL2+ Regional Unlimited $79.90 ($109.80 bundled with a home phone)
These plans are available on a no term, 12-month or 24-month contract for a $99, $69 or free setup respectively. A modem is included.
iPrimus ADSL2+ Zone 1
Lite 10GB + 10GB $49.95
Family 20GB + 20GB $59.95
Serious 30GB + 30GB $69.95
Kahuna 40GB + 40GB $79.95
Big Kahuna 80GB + 220GB $139.95
iPrimus ADSL2+ Zone 2
Lite 10GB + 10GB $59.95
Family 20GB + 20GB $69.95
Serious 30GB + 30GB $79.95
Kahuna 40GB + 40GB $89.95
Big Kahuna 80GB + 220GB $149.95
Whether your property can access the Zone 1 or Zone 2 pricing will depend on your address. Take $10 off any of these plans if you bundle with an iPrimus home phone. These plans are available on a no contract, 12-month or 24-month contract. The cost of the modem will be subsidised depending on how long you sign up for.
Call iPrimus on 1300 137 794 to find out whether you are in zone 1 or zone 2, and how to sign up to one of iPrimus’ plans.
Home Fast2 25GB $69.95
Home Fast2 50GB $79.95
Home Fast2 150GB $139.95
Home Fast2 25GB - Reach $79.95
Home Fast2 50GB - Reach $89.95
Home Fast2 150GB - Reach $149.95
Whether your property can access the Fast2 pricing or the Reach plans will depend on your address. Take $10 off any of these plans if you bundle with an Internode home phone. These plans are advertised to reach a theoretical maximum speed of between 8,000kbps to 20,000kbps.
You can call us on 1300 106 571 to find out more about Internode’s high speed plans for regional areas.