Telstra warns price for using NBN may blow out
- From: The Australian
- January 31, 2012
TELSTRA has undermined central pillars of Labor's promises on the benefits of the National Broadband Network by warning that prices for superfast internet could be unnecessarily high under the NBN Co pricing strategy.
The nation's biggest telecommunications provider is urging the competition watchdog to consider whether NBN Co should adopt an alternative pricing model to its controversial two-tariff pricing plan, under which internet service providers are charged a baseline connection fee and usage-based fees for the amount of data carried through the network. Telstra says a different model could be better for consumers.