The need for speed

Super-speedy internet

Download AND upload speeds up to 100 Mbps! Zip through home online activities.

Fast data access to the cloud

Unlimited broadband plans

Surf, download and stream to your heart’s content. We say unlimited & we mean it!

Forget the world wide wait

An NBN Alternative

No NBN? No problem. Your home doesn’t need to be in an NBN area for our service!

Unlimited high speed broadband for your home.

Using clever fibre and fixed wireless technology, Lighting Broadband brings NBN speeds (and faster) to your home or home office; without the need for an NBN connection.

Our residential internet services are so fast, we’re Youtube HD Verified and you’ll be able to stream 4K (UHD, Ultra HD) video on our plans!

Experience reliable, lightning fast, low contention and symmetrical home broadband plans at a price that will make you smile.

When we say unlimited broadband plans, we really mean unlimited; no caps or quotas of any kind, no additional fees – choose your broadband plan today!

Internet connection for family



Unlimited data


VoIP featureAdd phone (VoIP)
from $10 extra per month

Min. plan cost $2,299 – 24 month contract

Very fast



Unlimited data


VoIP featureAdd phone (VoIP)
from $10 extra per month

Min. plan cost $2,779 – 24 month contract

Incredibly fast



Unlimited data


VoIP featureAdd phone (VoIP)
from $10 extra per month

Min. plan cost $3,139 over 24 month contract

Lightning speed



Unlimited data


VoIP featureAdd phone (VoIP)
from $10 extra per month

Min. plan cost $3,379 over 24 month contract

Amazing broadband plans

Simply Fast

This unlimited data home broadband plan is perfect for watching full screen video in standard and high definition, plus surfing the web etc. at the same time.

Super Fast

If you enjoy watching lots of video in Ultra High Definition while also multitasking on the web, this unlimited data internet connectivity plan is for you.

Incredibly Fast

Seriously fast – very seriously. This residential access plan is to Australian standard broadband what standard broadband was to dialup. As with all our internet connectivity plans, it also offers unlimited data.

Lightning Speed

Just incredibly, insanely fast. In fact, so quick, we have trouble describing the speed you’ll experience with this home broadband plan in mere words.. try it, you’ll love it!

Amazing features.

Solid technology, clever engineering

We’re able to provide this NBN alternative to your home through the clever use of direct fibre and/or hybrid fixed wireless internet + fibre broadband technology. Learn more about the magic behind Australia’s Lightning Broadband and compare the difference.

Symmetrical connection

Upload as fast as you download – our symmetrical connections are one of the aspects that sets us apart from other ISP NBN home plans.

Less congestion, low latency

While the residential broadband plans from all Australian ISPs are contended; i.e.  “up to 80 Mbps”, “Up to 50 Mbps”, etc.; Lightning Broadband prides itself on putting less people on the pipe than others by a country mile; so even residential users benefit from phenomenal speeds – perfect for streaming video.

Additionally, our services are also low-latency; which is crucial for online gaming and VOIP applications.

REAL unlimited broadband plans

The faster your internet connection speed is, the more data you’ll use – that’s why all our plans offer unlimited data. And unlimited means unlimited – no penalties, no speed reductions. The highest speed possible, all the time.

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) options

Make cheap phone calls over your Lightning Broadband internet connection from just $10 a month extra! Learn more about our internet telephony plans.

Superb support

Our friendly team is based in Australia and just a phone call or email away to assist you with any questions you may have. We want to see you up and running as fast as possible – and to keep you that way.

Easy installation

Installation is a quick and easy process.

  • Our team will install a small microwave receiver on your home’s antenna mast or on a small mast we can supply* if required.
  • A cable will then be run from the receiver to a wall plate installed in a convenient location in your home for connection to your WLAN compatible router (we can provide one *) or direct to your PC.
  • That’s it – then you’ll be ready to hit the web at breakneck speeds!


In addition to monthly plan costs, the following may apply to our residential plans:

  • Standard installation cost of $499
  • Mast (if required)
  • WLAN router (if required)

Read our terms of service  and plan critical information summary for further details.

Check availability in your area.

What is contention and why does it matter?

Contention is a technical term you may have heard in relation to broadband. We liken it to the difference between first class and economy on flights. It’s basically the ratio of users to the amount of available bandwidth resources.  If an ISP tries to assign too many people to a certain amount of bandwidth it can result in a very noticeable degradation of performance. This unfortunately is a common scenario – but not at Lightning Broadband. We assign resources based on maximizing our customers’ online experience, not our profit margins.

Contention ratio - an explanation

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