Aussie Broadband announces COVID-19 response
Media Release | Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020 | 1 min read
Aussie Broadband has announced a range of measures in response to COVID-19, including assistance for customers required to work from home.
Managing Director, Phil Britt said the company’s network is already set up to meet the highest levels of traffic it sees every week – usually Sunday and Monday nights, when many people are home.
“I understand that many people are concerned about how the next few weeks will play out. We’re keeping an eagle eye on network usage and we will upgrade as necessary if we see peaks beyond our normal high range,” he said.
Aussie Broadband already publishes daily CVC graphs live, so that customers can see at a glance whether its network is congested or not.
From 18 March 2020, the company is also:
Providing unmetered data usage between 6am-6pm for all customers on limited data NBN and ADSL plans
Enabling any of its few remaining customers on 12/1 speed plans to change onto a 25/5 plan to help them work from home if required
Temporarily stopping all service suspensions due to late payments
Phil said the company will continue to offer its range of services for customers who are experiencing financial hardship, including payment plans, via the MyAussie app.
Phil said the company is working on plans to enable all its call centre team to work from home if necessary, and that some staff in high risk categories are already working from home.
“We’ll be keeping customers up-to-date on any impacts to our customer service capacity. We regard them as part of the Aussie Broadband family, and we want to assure them that we’ll do our level best to help in any way we can over the coming weeks.”
All information contained in this media release, including references to costs, speed, and capability of the Aussie Broadband network, was correct at time of publication, and may have since changed.
About Aussie Broadband Limited
Aussie Broadband is an Australian operated telecommunications company that was formed in 2008 and is based in Morwell Victoria, Australia.
The company's main focus is nbn® (NBN) subscription plans and bundles to residential homes, small businesses, not-for-profits, corporate/enterprise and managed service providers.
As a licensed carrier, the company provides these services through a wholesale agreement with NBN Co, a mix of leased backhaul infrastructure from third parties and its own network equipment.
The company also offers a range of other telecommunications services including VoIP, mobile plans and handsets, entertainment bundles through its partnership with Fetch TV and connections through its own fibre, the OptiComm network and its white label platform.
With its acquisition of Over the Wire, the company is also a Tier 1 voice provider, and offers a range of tailored cloud, connect and collaborate solutions to business, government and enterprise customers.
Along with being a proud member of the Pledge 1% Movement, Small Change Big Change and more, Aussie Broadband is a certified B Corporation and the largest telco in Australia to hold accreditation.
Aussie Broadband has remained Australia's Most Trusted Brand in Telecommunications since December 2020 and was more recently named Australia's Most Trusted Telco for the second year in a row at the Roy Morgan Trusted Brand Awards for 2023.