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In an effort to energize the broadband demand, and at the same out KO the competition, Aussie giant Telstra has introduced a low cost no frills broadband service that costs a mere nickel (US) more than what its wholesale price. Such a move stateside would get […]

In an effort to energize the broadband demand, and at the same out KO the competition, Aussie giant Telstra has introduced a low cost no frills broadband service that costs a mere nickel (US) more than what its wholesale price. Such a move stateside would get Michael Powell & FCC hopping mad. Down Under it is business!

  1. It’s even worse than that, the wholesale price was not reduced until the complaints started and the regulator weighed in:
    http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/486883

    That service also is on a 24 month contract with only 200MB of data per month with data over the limit charged at 15c/MB (about 11c US). If you actually start using the broadband then the only way out is to upgrade to an “unlimited” (rate limited over 10GB in a month) for twice the price for the rest of your contract.

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