Telstra launches new broadband prices

Telstra launches new broadband prices

Higher caps and faster speeds offered for broadband plans, but multiple Telstra services required to get lower costs

Telstra has announced new broadband plans with higher data caps and faster speeds for the same price.

The plans start on December 1 and are designed to meet the changing Web surfing habits of Australians, the telco giant stated. Although many of the plans now have larger caps, customers will need to bundle their Internet with other Telstra services such as phone lines or Foxtel to receive lower costs.

“Gone are the days when broadband was used only to check email or Internet surf. Australian families now also use broadband to download videos, play online games or check social networking sites all at the same time,” Telstra consumer acting managing director, Glenice Maclellan, said in a statement.

New high-usage plans will be offered with download limits of 100GB-200GB of data while the entry-level BigPond Elite ADSL or Cable plan now has 10 times its original limit to 2GB.

The changes coincide with Telstra’s completion of high-speed Internet services in Melbourne, which were done ahead of time.

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