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Sky Muster™ Plus to bring data relief to regional Australia

NBN Co are delighted to announce that in 2019, they are scheduled to launch a new Sky Muster™ Plus service to help meet the ever-growing need for more data.

NBN Co are delighted to announce that in 2019, they are scheduled to launch a new Sky Muster™ Plus service to help meet the ever-growing need for more data. 

There are two key improvements being made through this product evolution: 

  • More data capacity - Data allowance exemptions will be provided for key functional uses of the nbnaccess network. This means that at a wholesale level, nbn will not count the use of essential internet services - including email, general web-browsing and common critical smartphone and PC operating system software updates - towards monthly data allowances. 
  • Enjoy supplementary burst above the wholesale download speed - This new product will help deliver faster download speeds by providing access to a wholesale 25Mbps product that, furthermore can now boost above 25Mbps when applications and network support allows. This may help key software and services to deliver even better performance. 

What this means for an average user is that when they exhaust their monthly data allowance, wholesale download speeds will not be slowed down for regular web activities like accessing emails or internet banking. 

Activities such as gaming and video streaming will continue to contribute towards the overall monthly data limit of users and, once the cap is reached, will be speed-shaped down as they are now. However the unmetered essential services can continue to function unshaped. 

This will give people in regional and rural Australia the peace of mind that emailing your loved ones or accessing internet banking need not slow down once your monthly data limit has been exceeded. 

The launch of Sky Muster™ Plus is another demonstration of NBN Co's unwavering commitment to regional and rural Australia, and they will continue to invest and innovate across their regional access technologies. 

NBN Co team continues to consult with industry on a number of additional wholesale product updates in the pipeline, including the previously announced business grade satellite services that is expected to be available from the first half of 2019, as well as additional services to enable remote telehealth and distance education.

They also recently announced an additional $800 million investment in capacity upgrades on their Fixed Wireless network between now and 2022.