Dodo NBN Speeds

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Dodo has been one of the most recognised brands in Australian internet for decades, providing cheap and cheerful deals at prices that are often hard to beat. That appeal means it has been able to stand up to the big players like Telstra and Optus, without the glamour of major inclusions like Telstra TV or Foxtel Now. Dodo remains a popular choice for NBN customers today, but with a strong focus on price rather than performance, how does Dodo stack up when it comes to NBN speeds?

Not all households will be concerned about the specific download speeds they can achieve, but if you’re a Dodo customer keen to understand how your speeds compare with the average, or whether you’re in market for a new provider and giving Dodo considering, this page details what you need to know about Dodo’s NBN speeds.

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How fast is Dodo NBN?

Dodo’s cheapest NBN 25 plan reaches an average evening download speed of 19.7Mbps, while its NBN 50 plan has a recorded average of just 39.4Mbps, meaning that both of Dodo’s NBN plans fall well below the national averages for NBN providers across the country.

When we talk about typical evening speeds, we’re referring to the average speeds experienced by NBN customers between 7pm and 11pm, recorded by the ACCC. These speeds provide a good ‘real world’ guide to the NBN speeds you can expect from each provider and plan before deciding which you should sign up to.

What to expect from Dodo NBN speeds

The following table shows how Dodo’s NBN plans compare to their maximum theoretical speeds.

Speed Tier Max Download Speed Dodo’s Typical Evening Speed*

101GB Plan (NBN 25)

25Mbps

19.7Mbps

Unlimited Plan (NBN50)

50Mbps

39.4Mbps

*Speeds correct as of May 2020, Canstar Blue

In the ACCC’s May study of NBN providers and their speed performance data, it was found that Dodo’s plans operate at just 82.5% of their maximum possible speed. No NBN plan reaches 100% of the possible maximum speed, but 82.5% is still short of many providers. Dodo’s NBN plans are listed below.

The following table shows a selection of published Dodo NBN plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool above to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Is Dodo NBN good for Netflix?

Dodo’s NBN plans should be great for Netflix streaming, with Netflix ranking Dodo and sister brand iPrimus number eight on its ISP Speed index, with an average connection speed of 4.26Mbps. However, keep in mind that Dodo’s Standard NBN 25 plan has a 101GB data cap, which means you’ll have to be very careful with your streaming to make sure you don’t blow through your data pretty quickly.

How do Dodo NBN speeds compare?

The following table shows how Dodo’s NBN speeds stack up against the national average evening speeds, as reported by the ACCC.

Dodo NBN Plan Dodo’s Typical Evening Speed Australian Average Evening Speed*

101GB Plan (NBN 25)

19.7Mbps

22.4Mbps

Unlimited Plan (NBN50)

39.4Mbps

42.6Mbps

*Speeds correct as of May 2020, ACCC

Both of Dodo’s NBN offerings are slower than the Australian average evening speeds by quite a fair margin. It’s unusual for a major NBN provider to be off the mark like this with all of its plans.

What do customers think of Dodo NBN speeds?

Dodo received just three stars out of five for NBN speed & reliability in Canstar Blue’s latest review of NBN providers. This was behind leading brands such as Aussie Broadband, Belong and Vodafone. The results were based on a survey of more than 2,500 households.

What impacts Dodo NBN speeds?

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If you’re experiencing slow speeds, there’s a variety of things that could be causing it. Your area could be getting congested (this can happen with HFC, FTTN, FTTB and FTTC connections) or there could be too many devices connected in the home. Your line could also be damaged, or the distance from your node might be causing slower speeds. If you’d like to know more, click here.

How can I make my Dodo NBN speed faster?

  • Try investigating your fixed line connection or modem for damage. If this is the case, replace the modem or get a technician out to investigate the line.
  • Try disconnecting all your unused devices from your home WiFi connection. These could be causing slow speeds with background downloads.
  • Try using Ethernet cables wherever possible.
  • Try upgrading your NBN speed. With Dodo, the fastest speed available is Standard Plus NBN 50.
  • If all else fails, consider the Technology Choice Program to upgrade your connection to FTTP.

Is Dodo NBN a good deal?

For the prices Dodo offers, there’s certainly a lot to be loved. There aren’t many data-capped Standard NBN plans out there, so if that’s what you’re after, this provider could be right for you. If you’re after a well-priced Standard Plus plan, Dodo’s Unlimited Plan could also prove a good deal. Remember, Dodo is all about budget NBN deals without all the perks.

Unfortunately that means fast NBN speeds seem less of a priority for Dodo, with both of its plans coming in well before the average speeds offered across the country, and well before the best speeds you could find with other providers. If you’d like to know more about Dodo, click here.

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