More data for Sky Muster users

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

More data for Sky Muster users

The nbn's Sky Muster satellite service will substantially increase its data allocation for users in two weeks at the request of Regional Communications Minister Fiona Nash.

From early October, nbn co will allow Sky Muster retailers to sell 50% more data at peak times and double the data at off-peak times for a small extra cost.

"This means we'd expect to see users receive 60 gigabytes of peak data a month for roughly $60 and 100 gigabytes of peak data a month for roughly $120. These plans also come with additional off-peak data," Nash said.

"When you consider Sky Muster delivers broadband everywhere — from the outback to mountains and remote islands — it's pretty amazing. Of course, each Sky Muster connection is already subsidised thousands of dollars by the city profits of the nbn."

The Sky Muster satellite service consists of two satellites designed to provide high-speed broadband to the 3% of regional and remote premises outside the fixed line and fixed wireless nbn footprints. The two satellites together cover all of Australia's land mass and external territories.

nbn co's wholesale Sky Muster service allows retail service providers to offer speeds up to 25 Mbps to end users, but they are free to structure and price their plans at their own discretion.

Image courtesy nbn co.

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