Later this month we will start giving our home broadband customers a major data boost.

We’re at least doubling existing plan allowances and introducing unlimited data on our $99 and above plans to meet our customers’ ever-growing demand for data in the home.

We’re doing this because we want to make sure our new and existing customers have the data they need to power their increasingly connected households.

The data gift will be given to Telstra home broadband customers on ADSL, cable and nbn plans, without them needing to change to one of our new bundles.

In the past year alone, customers on our fixed network have used around 40% more data than they did the year before.

With more than a third of our home broadband customers now connected to the nbn network and millions more set to make the switch soon, we expect demand to grow – especially as Australians embrace streaming entertainment.

The extra data will give customers peace of mind that the whole household can keep up with their favourite entertainment.

We’ll release more details soon.

Customers signing up to a plan below $99 on or after 31 October already have either double the data of our previous plans under $99, additional call inclusions, or a lower monthly cost and so will not receive the double data bestowal.

Customers receiving a data boost don’t need to do anything. We’ll write to you with the details and apply this to your account automatically. Learn more about on our unlimited data offers.