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nbn switches up reseller pricing

Chris Player | Feb. 17, 2017
Moves from industry-based discount model to retailer-based model

"I was asked last week by the media about the need for Gbps speeds in Australia. These are lines that are 40 times faster than plans based on our most popular 25Mbps wholesale service," Morrow said in a statement, published on 15 February.

Bill Morrow - CEO, nbn
Bill Morrow - CEO, nbn

"The fact is nbn already offers a wholesale 1Gbps product to retail service providers - which RSPs can make available to more than 1.5 million homes, and has been on sale for around four years.

"Currently, there are no retail 1Gbps speed plans on offer from the retailers. This is, in our opinion, because there is still minimal consumer demand for these ultra-fast speeds - especially at the prices retailers would have to charge for them," he said.

Palmer did not say the new pricing was intended specifically to encourage uptake of nbn's higher speed services, but to give its resellers better certainty in pricing and thus bring more competitive pricing to consumers and encourage increased usage on the network.


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