Australian online retailer Kogan.com has launched its National Broadband Network (NBN) service, with Kogan Internet offering unlimited data across all plans.
In addition to a AU$69 modem, Kogan Internet's month-to-month NBN plans start at AU$58.90 per month for the 12/1Mbps speed tier; AU$68.90 per month -- currently discounted to AU$58.90 per month for the first 24 months -- for 50/20Mbps speeds; and AU$88.90 per month for speeds of 100/40Mbps.
Kogan Internet has contacted all those who joined its waitlist and have premises ready to connect to the NBN, with all plans able to be exited without fees and all earning Qantas Frequent Flyer points.
"With the recent improvements in the NBN and today's launch of Kogan Internet, there has never been a better time for Aussies to change their internet provider," Kogan.com ED David Shafer said.
"It is important that Aussies understand that even if they thought they found a good deal in their current ADSL or cable connection, there is no guarantee their existing provider will continue to offer the best-value service in the age of NBN."
On the sidelines of CES 2018 in Las Vegas earlier this year, Kogan.com CEO and founder Ruslan Kogan told ZDNet that the online retailer is in a better position than Australia's major telcos in the NBN services market, because it has never had to bear the expenses of building out fixed-line infrastructure investment, only to have to move customers across to the NBN.
"We are in a brilliant position in that industry because ... you've got all these telcos that have fixed infrastructure that have had capital expenses building out networks over the last few decades -- all of that just becomes meaningless, and everyone gets to buy at the same price