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Internode announces NBN plan pricing

Internode has unveiled its initial pricing plans for the National Broadband Network (NBN).

The services are all considered ‘bundled’ in that they include telephone services as well as internet access.

Once the NBN is available at your location, the copper lines will be decommissioned, according to a deal reached between Telstra and the government.

According to Internode, it will still be possible to run a traditional analogue phone over the service (instead of an internet-based VoIP option), once NBN Co releases the capability later this year.

The cheapest plan, with a port speed of 12 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload, will be $59.95 per month with 30 GB of included data. The plans range all the way up to a ‘platinum’ level service, offering 100 Mbps download and 40 Mbps upload for $99.95 per month with 30 GB, scaling all the way up to $189.95 per month for 1 Terabyte.

Internode has also announced that its plans will count upload and download in data allowances – as opposed to having unlimited upload.

“We have determined our starting set of commercial services to offer Internode customers, and these will apply from the initial commercial launch of Internode’s NBNCo-based services,” Simon Hackett, MD of Internode.

Hackett warned that this pricing was vulnerable to upward pressure in the future due to existing flaws in the NBN Co wholesale charging model compounded by the ACCC’s ‘121 points of interconnect’ decision.

Internode has also published an extensive blog post on the pricing pressure points related to the NBN.

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