MyRepublic launches new, super-fast NBN 250 plan

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If you’ve been unimpressed with the premium NBN 100 speed tier, an even faster option is now available across Australia. Hot on the heels of rival telco Aussie Broadband’s new gigabit NBN launch, speed-focused provider MyRepublic has announced its own super-fast NBN plan that’s perfect for any serious streamers, gamers, and downloaders.

MyRepublic is now offering a high-end NBN 250 plan to eligible customers, featuring maximum download speeds of 250Mbps and uploads to 25Mbps. The newly announced plan includes unlimited data each month, and is available on both a 12-month contract or on a month-to-month basis.

MyRepublic: no-contract NBN 250

According to MyRepublic, customers can expect a minimum typical evening speed of 150Mbps during peak traffic hours of between 7pm and 11pm – or 60% of the plan’s theoretical maximum download speed. While real-world performance may vary, this minimum peak-hour speed already far outstrips what’s available on other MyRepublic plans, most notably the NBN 100/40Mbps option with typical evening speeds of 83Mbps.

If you’re interested in an ultra-fast NBN upgrade, MyRepublic’s NBN 250 plan doesn’t come cheap. The telco is pricing its standard NBN 250 plan at $109 per month on both 12-month and no-contract terms, and at $119 monthly for a Gamer Pro option with customer routing, a static IP address, and gamer support.

However, this price is on par with MyRepublic’s second-fastest plan, the $109 per-month Gamer Pro 100/40Mbps option. If you’re already on or interested in MyRepublic’s premium Gamer Pro plan, it may be worth considering sacrificing the 40Mbps maximum upload speed for significantly faster downloads for the same monthly price.

Whichever plan you go with, MyRepublic is offering NBN 250 with no set-up fees or upfront costs, besides an optional AC1600 modem on month-to-month plans (available to rent for $1 on a 12-month contract).

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited MyRepublic NBN 250 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 to see plans from a range of providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited NBN Superfast – Flexi

  • NBN 250/25Mbps speed
  • Optional WiFi hub+ modem for $69 upfront plus $10 P&H

min. cost $109 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $109Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
MyRepublic Logo

Unlimited NBN Superfast – 12 Months

  • NBN 250/25Mbps speed
  • Included rental WiFi hub+ modem: $1 upfront plus $10 P&H

min. cost $1,319 over 12 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $109Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
MyRepublic Logo

Gamer Pro Superfast – Flexi

  • NBN 250/25Mbps speed
  • Optional WiFi hub+ modem for $69 upfront plus $10 P&H

min. cost $119 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $119Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Gamer Pro Superfast – 12 Months

  • NBN 250/25Mbps speed
  • Included rental WiFi hub+ modem: $1 upfront plus $10 P&H

min. cost $1,439 over 12 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $119Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Am I eligible for NBN 250?

MyRepublic is no stranger to ultra-fast NBN plans. The telco was the provider behind the ‘Gigatown’ initiative, which saw Wollongong residents connected to heavily subsided Gigabit NBN plans. However, the new NBN 250 plan will be the first nationally-available super-fast NBN speed tier offered by MyRepublic, but only to customers with compatible connections.

To qualify for NBN 250, you’ll need to be on a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service. Considered the premier NBN technology type, FTTP uses a fibre optic line that is connected directly to your home from the nearest node, and is expected to be available in around 2.5 million homes and businesses by the end of the NBN’s rollout.

If your home is connected to the NBN via FTTP,  good news: you’re probably eligible for an NBN 250 plan. But if you’re connected to any of the other technology types used by NBN – including Fibre-to-the-Node, Fibre-to-the-Building and Fibre-to-the-Curb – you’ll likely be limited to NBN 100 or even NBN 50 speeds.

Technically, you could pay out of your own pocket to upgrade to FTTP, under NBN Co’s Technology Choice Program. However, the costs involved range from ‘expensive’ to ‘astronomical’, with applicants being quote anywhere from $5,000 to six figures to upgrade.

The limitations of NBN’s multi-technology mix are heavily to blame for Telstra’s recent decision to limit its own NBN 100 plans to FTTP customers only. While many other providers still offer premium speeds to FTTN, FTTC, and FTTB homes, there’s no guarantee that customers will actually experience the typical evening speeds advertised.

For those lucky enough to live in a FTTP-connected household, you now have even more high-speed NBN options. Gigabit-speed NBN 1000 is now available to residential customers across Australia, from providers including Aussie Broadband, Launtel, and Superloop. This ultra-fast broadband can leave even NBN 250 in the dust, but with prices beginning at around $140 per month, it’s not for the budget-conscious.

Do I need an NBN 250 plan?

Price aside, an NBN 250 plan isn’t for everyone. If you’re happy with your current speed, there’s no need to upgrade to a faster and more expensive plan anytime soon. But for individuals and households with serious professional and personal speed and bandwidth needs, NBN 250 is an attractive proposition.

Australians who work from home, make money via content creation/eSports/streaming, or simply fall into the ‘prosumer’ category may benefit from speeds that match the gigabit-tier services available in other countries, including New Zealand.

If you’re looking to compare super-fast NBN, Aussie Broadband also offers an unlimited data NBN 250 plan. Priced at $129 per month with no lock-in contract or connection fee, this plan includes typical evening speeds of 215Mbps between 7pm and 11pm.

Aussie Broadband’s $129 monthly price is significantly higher than the $109 per-month cost of MyRepublic’s NBN 250 plan – in fact, there’s a $240 price difference over 12 months. While MyRepublic offers modems on a rental-only basis, both providers allow customers to bring their own hardware, and Aussie Broadband offers an optional pre-configured NBN modem for $149 upfront plus shipping.

Customers looking for NBN 250 from Aussie Broadband will find the super-fast speed tier under the ‘Build Your Own Plan’ option on the Aussie Broadband website. You can find NBN 250 – and Aussie Broadband’s brand-new gigabit-speed NBN 1000 plan – by clicking the links below.

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited super-fast Aussie Broadband NBN plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of their standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period

Power User

  • Home Superfast Speed (NBN 250/25)
  • Optional modem from $149 ($15 P&H)

min. cost $129 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $129Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site

Power House

  • Home Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000/50)
  • Optional modem from $149 ($15 P&H)

min. cost $149 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $149Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

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