NBN Co has announced a faster option for its fixed wireless customers. Click to read more.
NBN Co has announced a new option for its fixed wireless customers: a service advertised with download speeds of 25Mbps and upload speeds of 5Mbps will be available by mid-year.
Currently, NBN fixed wireless users are offered a service advertised with download speeds of 12Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps.
And if you are a in remote area that relies on satellite for the NBN, 25/5Mbps connections will also be available on the Long Term Satellite Service which is due to commence in 2015. The current Interim Satellite Service is limited to 6/1Mbps.
The wholesale prices that your Internet provider pays for these services will be the same as equivalent NBN services over fibre - that is, $27, or $3 more than the basic 12/1Mbps service.
Remember though, the actual price you pay varies by Internet provider (as our NBN eBook shows).
For example, Internode's NBN fixed wireless plans range from:
- 12/1Mbps plans start at $49.95 per month for 30GB of data per month
- 25/5Mbps fibre plans start at $54.95 for 30GB of data per month
If you are in any of the following business areas, you might find that the fivefold increase in upload speeds may be more important than the doubling of download speeds:
- medical imaging
Faster uploads mean you will be able to transfer large files to clients more quickly. Your videoconferencing capabilities should also improve.
[Main article image: NBN Fixed Wireless Fact Sheet, NBN Co]