Canberra - Post Report Question and Answers

Is high-speed home Internet access available? How long does it typically take to install it after arrival?

Yes - it is readily available - various providers. I don't remember how long it took to get it installed, but we bought SIM cards when we arrived in Sydney and used them as hotspots until it was installed. Decent internet, not too expensive. In Canberra the internet is better/faster in the newer areas North of the Lake. - Aug 2020


Yes, cost is about $100 for 100 gig. - May 2012


Widely available. Costs around $60-100, depending on download limit. - May 2011


$120 per month for 100 gig. - Dec 2010


Yes, and it is pricey and not even unlimited. - Nov 2010


High Speed internet in Canberra is something of a joke. All companies avertise "Up to 20mb per second" and charge $100 a month for it. On a good day I may have had 3mb per second, and forget about doing anything serious on the internet during prime time (6-9 pm) because the speed will slow down to dial-up speeds. I had frequent outages and very poor service from Big Pond. - Apr 2010


Great! Very reliable. We' re paying 70 AUD/month for our ADSL. - Oct 2009


Yes but NOT very high speed. You will notice a significant difference in speed if you are coming from the U.S. Also very expensive and there are no unlimited use plans. - Apr 2009


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