NBN Retail Prices Now Set To Rise – Optus Leads The Way
Optus has taken the lead in upping the price of its entry-level NBN services ahead of competitors. The monthly price of Optus’s basic unbundled NBN service now rises from $60 to $75-80.
As an adopter of NBN Co’s new permanent pricing construct, Optus sets the wholesale cost of a basic Internet service at $45 a month which allows retailers to put Internet users on a service capable of speeds up to 50Mbps.
It comes with 2Mbps of bundled connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) capacity to help users see those speeds, particularly during the evening peak.
The move has reportedly put retailers on edge over what to do with their existing NBN user bases, most of whom don’t pay enough each month to be upgrade candidates.
Up until now, retailers have been able to offer NBN services on a basic 12Mbps wholesale tier, intentionally priced low enough at a wholesale level to allow service providers to resell it for as little as $40 a month.