The best fast NBN plans in 2021

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Tired of your internet lagging? We're here with the solution: the 2021 Mozo Experts Choice Awards for Fast NBN plans^.

If you’re looking to boost your NBN connection for smoother online gaming, working and content creating you might want to check out the offers below.

Award-winning fast and ultra-fast NBN plans

As part of the Mozo Experts Choice NBN Awards, our team of research experts assessed both Fast NBN 100 plans and Ultra-Fast NBN 1000 plans. If that all sounds like gibberish to you, 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. To give you an idea of just how fast that is, a basic NBN speed is closer to 25Mbps.

Best Ultra Fast NBN

MyRepublic’s Unlimited NBN Ultrafast plan was the sole winner in the award category for best Ultra Fast NBN 1000 plan. Read more about this broadband offer below.

MyRepublic Unlimited NBN Ultrafast
  • 350Mbps advertised typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • No lock-in contract
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If you live in a big household where there are 9+ devices using the internet at any given time, then an ‘ultrafast’ NBN plan might be worth considering. This particular plan from MyRepublic was the sole winner of the 2021 Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Ultra Fast (NBN 1000) plan. It advertises an impressive typical evening speed of 350Mbps and comes with unlimited data. There is no lock-in contract, just keep in mind that the price is fairly high at $105 per month for the first six months and then $135 per month thereafter. MyRepublic also gives you the option to BYO 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 might be interested in the winners of the Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Creator NBN plan. For this award the research team assessed NBN plans with higher upload speeds.

One of the award-winning plans is Mates’ Soul Mates Fast+ NBN deal. Here’s a quick rundown of what it has to offer:

Mates Soul Mates Fast+
  • 40Mbps maximum upload speed
  • 83Mbps advertised typical evening download speed
  • Unlimited data
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Not only does this NBN plan come with a maximum upload speed of 40Mbps, but it also offers unlimited data. The maximum download speed is 100Mbps (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 no set-up fee and you can BYO 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.

Other NBN plans that took home the Mozo Experts Choice Awards for best Creator NBN plan were Accord with Officeworks’ Ultra Fast NBN plan and Tomi’s Unlimited nbn Hyper plan.

Best Fast NBN 100

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

Tangerine Telecom XXL Speed Boost
  • 92Mbps advertised typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • $0 set-up fee
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Not only did Tangerine Telecom’s XXL Speed Boost plan win a 2021 Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Fast NBN, but Tangerine Telecom took home the big prize for Mozo’s 2021 Provider of the Year! The XXL Speed Boost plan comes with an advertised typical evening speed of 92Mbps, plus unlimited data. There’s a $0 set-up fee and no lock-in contract to worry about. Just be aware that the $74.90 per month promo price will increase to $89.90 after six months. Also if you don’t have your own modem, these range from $129.90 to $339.85.

Dodo nbn100
  • 92Mbps advertised typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • $70 per month for the first six months ($85 after that)
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You may have seen Dodo advertised on the side of buses or on the TV - but did you know this provider has an award-winning NBN 100 plan? That’s right Dodo’s nbn100 broadband deal which advertises a typical evening speed of 92Mbps, just won a Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Fast NBN plan! It comes with unlimited data and has a special promo price of $70 per month. Although it should be noted there is a $60 set-up fee (which includes the modem) and the monthly cost will go up to $85 after the first six months.

iPrimus Premium
  • 95Mbps advertised typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data for $5 extra per month
  • 4G backup modem available for $15 per month
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With an impressive advertised typical evening speed of 95Mbps and the option to have unlimited data, it’s no wonder iPrimus’s Premium broadband offer was awarded a 2021 Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Fast NBN. Unlimited data is available for an extra $5 per month, plus there’s even the option to choose a 4G backup modem. Although this will set you back $15 per month over 18 months (you can also choose to pay the full $270 outright). Otherwise the standard modem is included in the $70 set-up fee. If you do opt for unlimited data, this plan will cost you $90 per month.

SpinTel Premium 100
  • 90Mbps advertised typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • $74 per month special 6-month promo price
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Are you or someone you live with a serial downloader? Or do you often stream videos in HD? You might find a slower NBN speed simply doesn’t cut it. You might even be interested in SpinTel’s Premium 100 deal, which just won a 2021 Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Fast NBN plan! It comes with an advertised typical evening speed of 90Mbps, plus unlimited data. There’s even a $74 special monthly promo price for the first six months. Just keep in mind that after that, the price will go up to $84.95 per month. There’s also a $69 one-off fee for the modem and $20 postage to be aware of.

The full winners’ list

Other fast NBN plans that scooped up an award in 2021 were:

  • Accord with Officeworks’ Super Fast NBN plan (80Mbps advertised typical evening speed and $80 per month cost)
  • Exetel’s Premium nbn100 plan (95Mbps advertised typical evening speed and $89 per month for the first six months, $99 per month ongoing)
  • Kogan’s Gold NBN plan (85Mbps advertised typical evening speed and $78.90 per month for the first six months, $88.90 per month ongoing)
  • Mate’s Soul Mates NBN plan (83Mbps advertised typical evening speed and $79 per month)
  • TPG’s NBN100 Unlimited plan (85Mbps advertised typical evening speed and $79.99 per month for first six months, $89.99 per month ongoing)

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, 107 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 less expensive 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 available to customers 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 9am and 7pm 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 2021 Mozo Experts Choice NBN Awards page for more information. Or check out the 2021 NBN Plan Awards methodology report for a more thorough understanding of how the awards were chosen.

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