There’s been some pretty good NBN deals this week already, but MyRepublic’s gigabit NBN deal has just blown them all out of the water.
Typically, gigabit NBN in Australia will cost you over $100 a month. That’s really not a huge surprise. It’s even a good deal compared to a lot of other major Western nations (*cough* America).
But things could always be better. Things could always be cheaper. And MyRepublic have done precisely that with a new NBN 1000 deal that’s $99 a month for the first 6 months, rising to $129/month for the next 6 months.
MyRepublic’s speeds are on par with other providers, too. They’re quoting a typical evening speed of 250Mbps, which is on par with the other NBN 1000 deals you can get at the time of writing. (That doesn’t mean you won’t get more than 250Mbps, of course, but all NBN providers have been very conservative with their NBN 1000 estimates because it’s still a relatively new product.)
The next best offering at the moment is the $119/month deals from Aussie Broadband, and the $119.95/month deal from Superloop. Just like MyRepublic, they’ll rise in price after the first 6 months.
Not too bad. It’s not as nice as the excellent 1Gbps/1Gbps plans available in the grand land of New Zealand, but Australia’s internet is starting to be really quite serviceable. Not as good as it could have been if we’d just stuck with fibre in the first place, but it’s definitely better than some other places.