nbn increases peak downloads by up to 50% and doubles the maximum plan limits on Sky Muster™ satellite service
27 June 2017
New wholesale plans set to deliver better value broadband for the bush
nbn will deliver better value broadband to more than 240,000 homes and businesses in regional and rural Australia through new wholesale plans on the Sky Muster™ satellite service.
The company today announced it will be doubling the maximum monthly wholesale data limits and increasing average peak downloads plans by up to 50 per cent on the Sky Muster™ platform. As a result, the majority of consumers and businesses on the service are expected to receive larger peak and off-peak plans from their retailer at a similar cost to what they are paying today.
Since the launch of the service in April 2016, nbn technicians have been working to improve the satellite network’s overall performance as well as extensively testing the total capacity it can provide. This period allowed the company to monitor and research the delivery of the service in real-world conditions and identify efficiencies which have resulted in an increase to total capacity available on the service.
The nbn Sky Muster™ service has been named “world-leading” by UK research firm Ovum in terms of its data allowance, download speed, upload speed and affordability. It provides access to fast broadband by delivering beams from nbn’s Sky Muster™ satellites to a dish on the roof of your home or business.