[LINK] Only 4,000 homes hooked up to NBN
tomk at unwired.com.au
Wed Jan 4 19:37:00 EST 2012
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> Corrected by Delimiter here:
Thanks for that Delimiter link... I found an absolute gem in that
In November last year, Optus released the first tranche of its pricing
for NBN services. The plans were interesting because in virtually every
single aspect, they represented better value than the telco's current
ADSL plans - and for exactly the same price. And increasingly, this is
not an unusual situation. iiNet, Internode, Exetel and Primus have also
released NBN pricing, and in all cases the pricing was pretty similar to
current ADSL broadband pricing - but offering vastly better services
over the NBN's improved fibre infrastructure.
This is where the ULL price increases approved by ACMA last year have
come back to bite the incumbent on the bum. $6.30 increase to $16.00
gave the NBN and the ISP's an additional $10.00 fat to play with to
allow the increased competitiveness.
So I'm not sure who pulled the wool over whose eyes with that one.
As far as the end game is concerned, (cheaper NBN pricing) I would like
to say "Well played".
When we relate that to David Boxhall's comments earlier in this thread,
the discounting appears to cross over into Satellite. So that might put
a dent in my logic, but I don't believe it totally disqualifies it in
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