The new plans will be available to more than 1.8 million Sydney and Melbourne homes and businesses eligible for Foxtel cable, and up to 17 Mbps in all other parts of Telstra's HFC network.
BigPond group managing director, Justin Milne, said the new speeds were almost double the previous Cable Extreme speeds in Sydney and Melbourne and almost four times faster than standard cable broadband.
"This is the next big thing for the digital home. Higher speeds turbocharge websurfing, emailing and downloading, but they also allow families with several PCs and laptops to be connected simultaneously so everyone can get a faster connection than before,” he said. "It's like turning a V8 street car into a V8 Supercar for $10 a month extra."
In addition to the new download speeds, upload speeds will also increase to one Mbps.
The monthly prices for the BigPond Cable Extreme plans range from $39.95 for 200MB of data allowance, to $129.95 for 60GB.
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