TPG returns fire in broadband battle

Summary:Internet service provider (ISP) TPG has fired the latest volley onto the bandwidth battlefield, offering "unlimited" broadband plans available from today.

Internet service provider (ISP) TPG has fired the latest volley in the bandwidth battle, offering "unlimited" broadband plans available from today.

The new plan offers customers unlimited ADSL2+ uploads and downloads, with home phone line rental and TPG's IPTV product included in the $79.99 price tag.

Craig Levy, TPG general manager, consumer sales said in a statement today that the new offerings give "better value" than the company's closest competitors, attaching a comparison table to underline his point.

TPG's plan comparison

TPG's unlimited plan versus its iiNet and Primus competitors.(Credit: TPG)

"Our competitors have created hype around their newly released Terabyte plans, but we believe that our Home Phone and Unlimited Broadband plan offers better value and the most affordable price. Our new plan has no limits on usage quota and Home Phone Line Rental is included," Levy said.

Levy told ZDNet Australia that TPG's acquisition of Pipe Networks gave the company a unique edge in the unlimited bandwidth market.

"Our acquisition of Pipe Networks gives us access to large amounts of national and international fibre-optic broadband capacity through the undersea cable that connects Australia to the US and Japan," he said.

"We are one of the few players that have the capability to do this," Levy added.

iiNet fired the first shot in the terabyte broadband barrage in mid-August.

Primus, TPG and most recently, Internode followed suit.

(Front page Ready to Rock image by US Army, CC 2.0)

Topics: Networking, NBN, Telcos


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