• With ADSL1 and ADSL2+ on the way out, choosing broadband internet options in Perth means keeping a few factors in mind. First is desired speed, second is intent, third is price and value.
  • As far as plans go, there are three speed tiers in general, depending on whether you’re planning low use, medium use, or heavy use.
  • There are also mobile options for those who need internet access on the go.

With ADSL1 and ADSL2+ on the way out, choosing broadband internet options in Perth means keeping a few factors in mind. First, of course, is desired speed - how fast you want your internet to be. Second is intent, or what you plan to do online, so this goes hand-in-hand with the first factor. Third is price and value, though some users may be content to sign up with a provider they’re comfortable dealing with, regardless of price.

As far as plans go, there are three speed tiers in general, depending on whether you’re planning low use, medium use, or heavy use. There are also mobile options for those who need internet access on the go. As for the speed tiers, they start at 25Mbps, if you’re planning to do only the most basic of online activities, and go all the way up to 100Mbps, which can support the more dedicated or data-intensive online activities.

Low Use

Plans at this speed tier are just right for small households - one to two people - and offer around 25Mbps. They support basic activities like reading and sending email, and browsing the Web. Video streaming is limited to standard definition. 

The top three providers at this speed tier are Kogan Internet, Spintel, and Tangerine.

Medium Use

Plans at this speed tier run around 50Mbps - a big step up from the first tier - and are adequate for a slightly bigger household of three to four people. If you or someone else in your home works online, plays games regularly, or wants to stream high-definition videos, then consider a plan at this tier. It’s worth noting that this speed means anyone working from home can take care of all their tasks with no worries about any sort of delay. 

As to ISPs at this tier, Tangerine and Kogan Internet are among the top picks, with Exetel as a third option. 

Heavy Use

At this speed tier, plans run anywhere from about 92Mbps to 100Mbps. This can support multiple devices at once for at least 5 people. Such plans will let you do everything the previous speed tier allowed, and you can even download files quickly and enjoy 4K video streaming. If you’re really expecting heavy internet usage, some providers offer plans with higher speeds, going up to at least 240Mbps

For plans at this speed tier, the top providers are Dodo, Spintel, and Tangerine.

Mobile Broadband

Maybe you live in a place where mobile broadband is your best option, and you don’t want to always rely on Wi-Fi access at libraries or cafes. In that case, make sure you check coverage before signing up with a new internet service provider for mobile broadband. Optus is a reliable provider for mobile broadband, and since there are numerous Optus towers in use, you can expect good coverage.