iiNet undercuts Internode with NBN pricing

Summary:iiNet has become the third internet service provider (ISP) to officially unveil business and consumer pricing for broadband plans on the National Broadband Network (NBN), with prices starting at $49.95 per month.

iiNet has become the third internet service provider (ISP) to officially unveil business and consumer pricing for broadband plans on the National Broadband Network (NBN), with prices starting at $49.95 per month.

The basic $49.95 package is for a 12 megabit per second (Mbps) downlink, 1Mbps uplink service, with 20GB of on-peak and 20GB off-peak data per month. From there, iiNet has 11 other NBN packages, with speeds of 25Mbps/5Mbps, 50Mbps/20Mbps and 100Mbps/40Mbps, and download limits of 200GB and a massive 1TB per month. The most a customer will fork out for the highest speed, highest download plan on the NBN is $99.95 per month with iiNet.

For business customers, the packages are essentially identical, but are $30 extra per package per month.

The pricing unveiled by iiNet significantly undercuts that of ISP rival Internode, which put its most expensive 1TB, 100Mbps plan at $90 more than iiNet's at $189.95. Even Internode's cheapest plan is still $10 more than the cheapest iiNet plan.

iiNet's plans are on par with Exetel's lower plans, which asked $39.50 for 50GB at 12Mbps. iiNet customers will get more bang for their buck on the higher-end plans, however, as Exetel's highest speed plan only offers a maximum of 200GB of downloads per month for $99.50.

Dodo is the only other ISP to have indicated its prices for NBN plans, planning sub-$40 per month products.

Topics: NBN, Broadband, Telcos

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