Internode NBN broadband costs less than ADSL
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Internode’s aggressive entry-level fibre price is $10 less than its cheapest standalone ADSL broadband plans – the ADSL Standard or Extreme ADSL2+ plans – which each cost $39.95 a month.
Internode has released 15 FTTH plans, which are available only to people living in the three areas serviced by the NBN Stage 1 pilot program, run by NBN Tasmania.
Prices for Internode FTTH plans in the Tasmanian pilot will be maintained until June 30, 2011, when official NBN wholesale pricing is expected to be available.
Internode’s $29.95 entry-level plan, with a 15 Gigabyte (GB) data quota, has a 25 Mbps downstream speed and 2 Mbps upstream. Its 50 Mbps plans cost from $39.95 while 100 Mbps plans start at just $59.95. There are no long term contracts or early termination charges on any of the plans.
For a limited time, Internode has further sweetened the deal by offering free fibre setup for customers in the northern Tasmanian towns of Smithton and Scottsdale and the Hobart suburb of Midway Point.
Internode is one of three retail service providers selected to deliver broadband services over the fibre-optic network that NBN Tasmania is building. These services are expected to be delivered from next month, with orders being taken from today.
Internode managing director Simon Hackett said Internode’s had set its prices for the NBN pilot to encourage people to use the new service. “We believe price is the catalyst for rapid adoption,” he said.
“Internode wants to learn as much as possible about how customers use fibre broadband services from its investment in this pilot program, so we want to get as many customers on board as possible. By setting our FTTH prices at below our ADSL prices, we believe this becomes an irresistible offer.
”Customers, both in Tasmania and nationally, should keep in mind that this initiative is designed as a pilot program. These prices and products may bear little resemblance to what emerges under the NBN proper, but it’s a great start to offer plans that are affordable for ordinary people.”
Internode has extensive expertise in delivering Fibre to the Home broadband services. The company already delivers hundred of FTTH services to customers at nine 'greenfield' commercial and residential estates across Australia, via the OptiComm network. Recently Internode also commenced delivering FTTH broadband services to residents of Point Cook in Victoria via the Telstra FTTP network.
While Internode will not initially offer analogue telephone services on the NBN Fibre network, customers can choose to keep their existing phone line on copper; or to use Internode’s high quality NodePhone voice-over-broadband service.