The NBN Might Cost $100 A Month For Consumers

No-one’s going to say no to faster broadband, but would you really pay $100 a month for the privilege?

Predictably, the announcement early yesterday morning that the National Broadband Network would now be set up as a government-owned entity has resulted in an absolute glut of analysis and coverage.

Amidst the glut of business and politics analysis, Fran Foo’s discussion of how much an NBN connection might actually cost at Australian IT stuck out. Based on quotes from Internode (which already offers a fibre-to-the-home service, Foo suggests that $100 a month might be the typical cost for consumers.

In truth, it’s probably a little bit early to be making any pricing assumptions, if only because of the effects of inflation and the long-term nature of the project. But if the NBN was available right now, would you pay $100 a month for access — and would that depend on other factors (like download caps)? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Service to cost $100 a month [Australian IT]

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