[LINK] cost of broadband

Brenda Aynsley bpa at iss.net.au
Sun Apr 12 17:44:21 AEST 2009

David Boxall wrote:
> At 12:35 PM Stilgherrian wrote:
>> Linkers might also like Duncan Riley's series of blog posts analysing  
>> this, each one becoming more refined as he works through them.
>> ...
>> NBN at $200/ month? Maybe"
>> http://www.duncanriley.com/2009/04/11/nbn-at-200-month-maybe/
>  From that last post:
>> There is one scenario that might make it work. Not at $200. Maybe not 
>> at $150. But it could work at $100-$150.
>> Bundling.
>> Triple play phone, data and tv.
>> Gizmodo Australia found 
>> <http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/04/how_much_would_you_pay_for_100mbps_broadband.html> 
>> only 20% of people would pay over $100 for NBN access…but for internet 
>> access.
>> If say Optus or iiNet offered unlimited calls, cable TV and high speed 
>> internet for say $150/ month, people might pay.
>> But that consideration is made on today’s competitive environment.
>> 2018 on the other hand??
I am content with my current service provision, and cannot conceive of 
needing more than I currently have, maybe cos I lack vision perhaps?

By the time NBN comes past my front door I'll be well and truly on a 
fixed income as an OAP or superannuant so what I don't want is for my 
services bill to increase simply because I can no longer get what is 
affordable.  I think its great that NBN will bring about the separation 
of infrastructure to allow all to access it but I don't want it to be 
the only, albeit wonderful, game in town(s)!


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