iiNet has become the third internet service provider (ISP) to officially unveil business and consumer pricing for broadband plans on the National Broadband Network (NBN), with prices starting at $49.95 per month.
The basic $49.95 package is for a 12 megabit per second (Mbps) downlink, 1Mbps uplink service, with 20GB of on-peak and 20GB off-peak data per month. From there, iiNet has 11 other NBN packages, with speeds of 25Mbps/5Mbps, 50Mbps/20Mbps and 100Mbps/40Mbps, and download limits of 200GB and a massive 1TB per month. The most a customer will fork out for the highest speed, highest download plan on the NBN is $99.95 per month with iiNet.
For business customers, the packages are essentially identical, but are $30 extra per package per month.
The pricing unveiled by iiNet significantly undercuts that of ISP rival Internode, which put its most expensive 1TB, 100Mbps plan at $90 more than iiNet's at $189.95. Even Internode's cheapest plan is still $10 more than the cheapest iiNet plan.
iiNet's plans are on par with Exetel's lower plans, which asked $39.50 for 50GB at 12Mbps. iiNet customers will get more bang for their buck on the higher-end plans, however, as Exetel's highest speed plan only offers a maximum of 200GB of downloads per month for $99.50.
Dodo is the only other ISP to have indicated its prices for NBN plans, planning sub-$40 per month products.