Why Telstra Is One Of The Top Broadband Providers In Australia?

Telstra is the biggest telecommunication company in Australia. The old ‘big blue’ has been at the forefront in offering the best internet plans. Despite the increasing competition from Optus, Foxtel, iPrimus, Westnet and others, Telstra has been able to maintain the top position in the broadband internet sector.

Here we will take a look at some of the value-added broadband services of the telecommunication company that makes it better than the competition.

Why Telstra Is One Of The Top Broadband Providers In Australia?

An Overview of the Internet Services Offered by Telstra

Telstra is the king of broadband providers when it comes to entertainment bundles. While the cost of Telstra broadband plans may not be cheap, the company doesn’t falter when it comes to quality, content, and speed.

Telstra provides different broadband plans that you can select based on 24 months, 12 months and monthly subscription. With many of the broadband bundles, you get AFL and NRL game passes allowing you to watch every game live on your tablet or smartphone.

The mobile broadband packages offered by the company include the following.

  • Connect —100 GB at a monthly cost of $70.
  • Connect Plus—1000 GB at a monthly cost of $80
  • Entertainment — Unlimited data at a monthly cost of $99
  • Entertainment Plus — Unlimited data at a monthly cost of $130

The mobile plans can suit different data requirements. Apart from the mobile broad band data, the company also allow you to connect to Telstra Air® Wi-Fi network hotspots located in different parts of the country. Also, entertainment and Entertainment Plus plans also consist of Telstra TV and Foxtel Now content. Telstra TV offers an all-in-one exclusive package of on-demand TV, sports movies, & Free-to-air TV. Foxtel Now (previously known as Foxtel Play) streams the best shows, movies, and live sport, to name a few.

Broadband Speed

Broadband Speed is a benchmark of the quality of the broadband services. The company states that the minimum speed between 7 pm to 11 pm is around 15 Mbps. The exact speed depends on your location, network capacity, connection type (wireless or Ethernet), and whether using broadband services at the same time. You can also purchase speed boost packages. The costs of 30 Mbps and 60 Mbps between 7 pm to 11 pm are $20 and $30 per month, respectively.

Three Free Top-Ups

Another great feature of Telstra broadband package is that you can avail three free top-ups every year. This allows you to continue using the internet even if you have exceeded the monthly data limit. The top-ups are equivalent to the monthly limits and expire at the end of the billing cycle.


Telstra provides quality internet broadband packages. While the price may seem steep, the entertainment options and speed makes up for the steep cost. As compared to other broadband providers in Australia, the broadband plans of the company offer great value for money. The addition of Telstra TV and Foxtel Now content in entertainment and entertainment plus options really sweeten the deal.