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NBN Chief Says No To Push To Drop 12Mbps Connections

NBN Chief Says No To Push To Drop 12Mbps Connections

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said the network will definitely not drop the low-price 12Mbps service which has been criticised by a number of users who say their service is no faster than their old ADSL phone.

Morrow said that a low-cost NBN option must be kept in place to ensure that all households can receive a service, even though it was not designed to deliver fast broadband services.

“A cheap option is needed to deliver a basic service,” Morrow told The Australian yesterday. “Unfortunately the land-grab situation has seen retail service providers push the 12/1 product because it gives them a way to compete on price and roll customers quicker because it’s a simpler transaction.”

Releasing its annual results this week, NBN Co said 29 percent of its customers are paying for the 12Mbps service, while 54 percent are were paying for 25Mbps, 4 percent for 50Mbps and 13pc for 100Mbps.

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