Canberra’s internet speed is getting better, thanks to a new service called Fastly.
It’s a new option for many people who live in the city, but can be expensive.
The service, launched by a Canberra-based technology company, offers an internet connection for $10 a month, plus a free 10GB of data every month for a year.
Fastly charges $3.95 a month for 1GB of internet, and $8.50 for 2GB.
It can be a good deal for users who have limited or no internet access, but some people may struggle to get a gigabyte of data for a short period of time.
“The best way to compare the cost of a $10 NBN is to look at a month’s data usage for the NBN,” Mr Naughton said.
“It’s cheaper to buy NBN for one month than to pay $100 for it every other month.”
Fastly is a new offering from the Canberra company, called Fast.
Fast.com.au, which is owned by Fairfax Media.
The company launched its service in November last year and it has already been tested in a number of cities, including Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
“We’ve had some really great responses to Fast.com,” Mr Daley said.
Mr Naughson said Fast.co was the only one to offer gigabytes of data a month.
“If you’ve got an extra gigabyte or two, it’s pretty good for a couple of people,” he said.
The new service has been a hit with users, and the company hopes to expand the service to other cities and areas.
“This is going to be a long-term trial,” Mr Boulton said, adding the service would cost $2,000 per month.
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