Oz Broadband Speed Test

What speed should I get on Cable?


Cable broadband is offered by three different network providers in Australia, and the speeds you can obtain are different for each provider. The following tables shows speeds that you can expect on each of the networks.

Related: Why is my speed test result slow?

Telstra

Telstra Cable is available in areas of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. Telstra offers its cable broadband plans in two different speeds.

Connection Type Max Mbps Typical Mbps
Base Plan 30 Mbps/1 Mbps 20 Mbps/1 Mbps
Speed Boost 115 Mbps/2.5 Mbps 80 Mbps/2 Mbps

While much of the Telstra Cable network is being retained as part of the NBN, current Telstra users who are in an HFC NBN area will receive a new modem as part of the NBN rollout, and be able to choose from other providers.

Optus

Optus Cable is available in areas of Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. Optus offers its cable broadband plans in two different speeds.

Connection Type Max Mbps Typical Mbps
Base Plan 30 Mbps/2 Mbps 20 Mbps/2 Mbps
Speed Pack 100 Mbps/2 Mbps 80 Mbps/2 Mbps

Optus Cable users will be moved to other types of connections as the NBN continues to roll out, and the cable network will be shut down. Only a small trial section will be retained in Redcliffe (QLD) as part on the NBN HFC network.

iiNet

iiNet offer cable broadband connections in areas of Geelong, Mildura, and Ballarat in Victoria. It did starts its early days as Neighbourhood Cable, and then part of TransACT, before becoming part of iiNet in 2011.

Connection Type Max Mbps Typical Mbps
Cable 100 Mbps/20 Mbps 80 Mbps/10 Mbps

iiNet cable broadband speeds are a soft limit which means that sometimes users may see speeds a lot higher than the Max Mbps quoted here. The iiNet Cable network will not be shut down as part of the NBN rollout.


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