Now that the financial affects of Covid 19 are starting to surface one area that I have just become aware of is the lack of offers to the public for inexpensive basic NBN products. The Australian public were/are forced to migrate to this $50+ billion white elephant and along the way we are being shepherded into higher cost NBN.
IT News " NBN Co is facing a formal challenge to its ability to set its own wholesale prices with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) opening a new inquiry with a particular focus on entry-level pricing.
The move is a fresh blow for NBN Co, which now faces both service standards and pricing regulations.
However, the ACCC’s intervention on entry-level pricing is also two years in the making, the [result of a sustained campaign by NBN Co to squeeze customers on its cheapest plans, with disastrous results."
From a societies perspective the withdrawal of affordable internet connection will strike at the financially vulnerable.
the price gap between what was charged for ADSL to NBN is widening but don’t take my word search for entry level (12mbps) products for less than $50.
In 2018 Dodo could offer ADSL2+ unlimited data at $30pm for a 12 month contract. Even at a 10% rise per year that would still be (just ) under $40 in 2020.
This issue will affect so many more now that Covid19 has changed the shape of the work force.