[LINK] NBN retail cost

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Fri Mar 11 12:40:24 AEDT 2011

Marghanita writes,

>>>> don't want my taxes to build a cash-cow infrastructure for providers
>> I'll shut up about some social-justice elements to pricing forthwith.
>> Couldn't get Link interested in discussing proposed 150% markups anyway
> At the February NBNCo customer forum, in Sydney, a figure of 7% return
> was mentioned.

Thanks Marg. But imho a 7% NBN markup might be remarkable. For example:


"The details were revealed in the NBN Co three-year corporate plan 
released by the Federal Government earlier today .. the document did 
estimate that a basic 12Mbps downlink/1Mbps uplink plan on the NBN with a 
50GB download limit would cost around $56 (and $24 wholesale) while a 
customer on a 50Mbps downlink/20Mbps uplink service would expect to pay 
around $81 (and $34 wholesale) for 500GB of downloads per month."

So NBN Co plan markups still seem like provider-cash-cow territory to me.


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