What speed should I get on ADSL?

ADSL broadband is offered by many different providers in Australia. In general, the speed you can obtain from each provider should be the same at your location. The following table shows the speeds that you can expect from an ADSL connection.

ADSL speeds can be greatly affected by your distance from the telephone exchange, so if you aren't getting the speed you think you should be, please see Why is my speed test result slow?.

The following table shows speeds you can expect on an ADSL connection.

Connection Type Max Mbps Minimum Mbps 
ADSL 8 Mbps/1 Mbps 1.5 Mbps/0.8 Mbps
ADSL2+ 24 Mbps/1 Mbps 1.5 Mbps/0.8 Mbps
ADSL2+ Annex M 24 Mbps/2.5 Mbps 1.5 Mbps/0.8 Mbps

ADSL2+ Annex M is only available trough some providers.

Previous ADSL Speeds

In some rare cases, some people may be only older ADSL speeds, which are no longer available.

Connection Type Max Mbps Minimum Mbps
256/64 ADSL 0.256 Mbps/0.064 Mbps 0.256 Mbps/0.064 Mbps
512/128 ADSL 0.512 Mbps/0.128 Mbps 0.512 Mbps/0.128 Mbps
1500/256 ADSL 1.5 Mbps/0.256 Mbps 1.5 Mbps/0.256 Mbps
8000/384 ADSL 8 Mbps/0.384 Mbps 1.5 Mbps/0.384 Mbps
ADSL2 12 Mbps/1 Mbps 1.5 Mbps/0.8 Mbps
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