ADSL2+ Broadband Plan

ADSL2+ is an older method of delivering internet service through phone lines, known for its slow download and upload speeds. It has been replaced by NBN, and most ISPs no longer offer ADSL2+ internet services.

Which providers offer ADSL2+?

As the NBN continues its network rollout across Australia, connecting to ADSL2+ is becoming increasingly rare. If you find that you can still access ADSL2+, it might be worth considering the benefits of switching to NBN to explore potential advantages. However, for those specifically seeking ADSL2+, we’ve identified some providers still advertising this service on their websites. Although we haven’t confirmed this information, you may want to give it a try.
CompanyCostOther Fees
Telstra$85/mth$99 connection feehttps://www.telstra.com.au/internet/adsl
Escapenet$49.90/mth – $79.90/mth$129 activation feehttps://www.esc.net.au/adsl/
Inspired Broadband$59.95/mth$49.95 Setup Feehttps://www.inspiredbroadband.com.au/adsl-services
Bendigo Telco$75.00/mth – $85.00/mthhttps://www.bendigotelco.com.au/products/personal/adsl-internet-home-phone

Drawbacks of the Higher Cost of ADSL2+

ADSL2+ plans typically range from $50 to $85 per month, often with additional setup or connection fees. In comparison, most ISPs offer NBN25 plans that are more affordable (about $39.00/mth or above), come with no extra charges, require no contract, and generally provide faster speeds than ADSL2+.

Drawbacks of the Slow Speed of ADSL2+

ADSL2+ typically offers download speeds of up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 3 Mbps. In comparison, NBN25 provides up to 25 Mbps for downloads and 5 Mbps for uploads, with many ISPs capable of delivering maximum speeds during typical evening usage. Clearly, NBN25 outperforms ADSL2+ with ease.

Drawbacks Related to the Reliability of ADSL2+

ADSL2+ relies on existing copper telephone lines, and its speed is influenced by the distance between the user’s location and the telephone exchange. Additionally, bad weather conditions may seriously impact its speed. In contrast, NBN employs various technologies such as FTTN, FTTP, FTTB, FTTC, HFC, fixed wireless and Sky Muster, depending on your location. Particularly with FTTP, fibre-optic cables directly connect your premises, ensuring that your internet performance remains unaffected by distance and bad weather conditions.

Drawbacks related to the Limited Upgradability of ADSL2+.

As ADSL2+ is an older technology, it lacks the potential for upgrading download/upload speeds, unlike NBN where you have a range of options, spanning from 12 Mbps to 1000 Mbps download speeds, catering to various internet usage needs.

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