NBN 50 (Standard Plus): The great all rounder
- Up to 50Mbps
- Around 30Mbps during peak hours
- Up to 20Mbps
NBN 50 (or Standard Plus Evening Speed) plans are your best bang for buck option when it comes to the NBN. They’re a significant speed upgrade over most ADSL connections, and as of late, have become a lot more affordable. Thanks to big changes in wholesale prices, many ISPs have completely axed slower NBN 12 plans in favour of NBN 25 options.
What this means is you’ll often be faced with the choice of NBN 12, NBN 50, and NBN 100. NBN 12 gives you roughly the same speeds as ADSL, while NBN 100 still comes with a hefty premium. This makes NBN 50 the sweet spot.
An NBN 50 plan will ensure everyone in your household is able to partake in their favourite online activities whether it’s streaming movies and music, online gaming, sharing memes and photos, or video calling with overseas friends and family.
When multiple family members are connected to your Wi-Fi at the same time, they are using the available capacity of your NBN service, known as its bandwidth. NBN 50 plans generally have enough bandwidth to support a family of four.