The best fast NBN plans in 2022

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Are you a serial downloader? Do you often stream videos in HD? Or are you just tired of your internet lagging in the evenings? The 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Awards for Fast NBN^ can help you kick off your search for a different plan.

This year, our team of research experts assessed Fast NBN 100 plans and Ultra-Fast NBN 1000 plans from more than 70 providers to find the leading offers available to Australians. 

So whether you want to boost your NBN connection for smoother online gaming, working from home, or uploading content to your YouTube channel, the offers below might be worthy of your attention.

Award-winning fast and ultra-fast NBN plans

For those unfamiliar with the terminology around broadband, here’s a quick explanation.

The 100 and 1000 refers to the number of Mbps (megabits per second). This is the download/upload speed that comes with your plan. The general rule is: the higher that number is, the faster your speed will be. For reference, a basic NBN speed is around 25Mbps.

Best Ultra Fast NBN

If you live in a big household where there are 9+ devices using the internet at any given time, then an ‘ultra fast’ NBN plan might be worth considering. MyRepublic’s Unlimited NBN Ultrafast plan was the sole winner in this award category.

MyRepublic Unlimited NBN Ultrafast
  • 350 Mbps advertised typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • No lock-in contract
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This plan from MyRepublic advertises an impressive typical evening speed of 350 Mbps and comes with unlimited data. There is no lock-in contract, so you’ll be able to switch or cancel plans at any time. Just keep in mind that the price is fairly high at $99 per month for the first six months and then $109 per month thereafter (Min. total cost $99 for first month). MyRepublic gives you the option to BYO compatible modem, otherwise the purchase cost is $149.00 for a TP-Link VR1600v modem.

Best Creator NBN

If you’re an online creator or video producer then you won’t want to settle when it comes to internet speed. As part of the Mozo Experts Choice Award^ for best Creator NBN plans, our panel of experts assessed offers with higher upload speeds.

One of the standouts this year was Mates’ Soul Mates Fast+ NBN deal. Here’s a quick rundown of what it has to offer.

Mates Soul Mates Fast+
  • 40 Mbps maximum upload speed
  • 83 Mbps advertised typical evening download speed
  • Unlimited data
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Not only does this NBN plan come with a maximum upload speed of 40 Mbps, but it also offers unlimited data. The maximum download speed is 100 Mbps (advertised typical evening speed is 83Mbps). Mates’ plans work on a month-to-month basis, so there are no contracts to worry about. There is also no set-up fee and you can BYO compatible modem, although if you don’t have one already Mates’ TP-Link Archer VR1600v will cost you $165. The charge for the plan is $89 per month (same min. costs).

Other NBN plans that took home the Mozo Experts Choice Awards for best Creator NBN plan were Flip’s Turbo Plus plan and MyRepublic’s Unlimited NBN Premium plan.

Best Fast NBN 100

If you’re not too fussed about having an ultrafast NBN speed but still want a decent amount of Mbps, it might be worth checking out the NBN100 award winners below.

Dodo nbn100
  • 92 Mbps advertised typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • First month free for new customers ($85 after that)
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Dodo’s nbn100 broadband deal comes with unlimited data and advertises a typical evening speed of 92 Mbps. You’ll pay $85 per month for the service (same min. costs), and new customers will get the first month free if they sign up before 30 June, 2022. Just keep in mind that there is an upfront fee of $88 if you require a modem, but any set up fees will be waived for those who already have a compatible one.

  • 90 Mbps advertised typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • $79.99 per month special 6-month promo price
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If you find that a slower NBN speed doesn’t cut it, you might be interested in TPG’s NBN100 deal. It comes with an advertised typical evening speed of 90 Mbps plus unlimited data. You’ll pay a $79.99 special monthly promo price for the first six months and $89.99 per month thereafter (same min. costs). What’s more, you won’t have to worry about the $109.95 setup fee if you bring your own compatible NBN modem.

Belong Premium
  • 95 Mbps advertised typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
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With an advertised typical evening speed of 95 Mbps and unlimited data, it’s no wonder that Belong’s Premium broadband offer was awarded a 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Award^ for best Fast NBN. Setup costs $150 ($90 if you already have your own compatible modem) and you’ll pay $90 per month for the service (same min. costs). Just keep in mind that this plan is only available at addresses connected with HFC, FTTP/C.

Flip Turbo Boost
  • 86 Mbps advertised typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data

Not only did Flip’s Turbo Boost NBN plan win a 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Fast NBN, but Flip took home this year’s highest honours as Mozo’s 2022 Provider of the Year^. The Turbo Boost plan comes with an advertised typical evening speed of 86Mbps, plus unlimited data. There are also no lock-in contracts to worry about. Just be aware that the $60 per month promo price will increase to $79.90 after six months (same min. costs).

The full winners list

Other fast NBN plans that scooped up an award in 2022 were:

  • Accord with Officeworks Super Fast NBN plan: 80 Mbps advertised typical evening speed and $80 per month cost (same min. costs)
  • Kogan Gold NBN plan: 85 Mbps advertised typical evening speed and $78.90 per month cost (same min. costs)
  • Vocal NBN100 Unlimited: 79 Mbps advertised typical evening speed and $75 per month cost (same min. costs)

More on the Mozo Experts Choice NBN Awards

Of course you may be wondering how our team of data whizzes scrutinised each individual NBN plan. 

To start with, the team looked at a lot of NBN home internet providers, 79 to be exact. Then they used a long list of criteria to work out which plans were in the top 10%. Here is a quick rundown of the criteria each plan was assessed on:

  • Cost: Set-up charges, monthly cost and the price of the least expensive modem were all taken into account.
  • Contract options: NBN plans with contracts that worked out to be the same price as or cheaper than NBN plans with no contract were taken into consideration.
  • Download limits: Plans with download data limits were not taken into consideration for the Fast NBN and Ultra Fast NBN awards. These plans were only eligible for the Standard speed awards categories.
  • Delivery technology: In cases where price varied depending on delivery technology, the team collected data on fibre-to-the-node and fibre-to-the-curb as the cheapest and most widely available options for the majority of consumers in Australia.
  • Advertised speed: Plans that did not advertise or disclose a typical evening speed, were not taken into account. The team also did not take into consideration plans with advertised speeds of 12Mbps as NBNCo is actively discouraging internet users from taking out plans with lower speeds.
  • Technical support: Lastly, Mozo understands just how important technical support is when it comes to your internet connection. For this reason only providers who could give support over the phone between at least 9 am and 7 pm on weekdays and for some hours on Saturdays and Sundays were considered for the awards.

Want to read more about the awards? Head to Mozo’s 2022 Mozo Experts Choice NBN Awards page for more information. Or check out the 2022 NBN Plan Awards methodology report for a more thorough understanding of how the awards were chosen.