South Australia-based ISP, Internode, has set out its pricelist for Internet and phone services to be delivered through the National Broadband Network (NBN).
NBN Co initiated NBN trials in the mainland in April starting with Armidale, NSW. Internode connected its first NBN customer in Wilunga, South Australia’s NBN trial site, late last month. Tasmania was the first state to test the network.
NBN is slated to be commercially available later this year.
Internode will be doing Internet and home phone bundle plans for NBN services with a starting price of $59.95 per month with a 30GB data limit. Speeds for that plan, called Bronze, will be 12Mpbs download and 1Mbps upload.
The Platinum plan will deliver 100Mbps download and 40Mpbs upload speeds for $99.95 with 30GB data limit. Those that want to bump up the data cap can go for the 1000GB plan for $189.95.
All plans include $10 monthly call credits for Internode’s NodePhone VoIP telephone service.
According to Internode, its entry-level NBN service pricing aligns with its existing 30GB ADSL2+-based Internet and phone bundle.
“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 NBN Co-based services,” Internode managing director, Simon Hackett, said in a statement.
But Hackett echoed concerns he had raised previously, that pricing for the plans may be pushed up due to flaws in NBN Co’s wholesale model worsened by the ACCC’s decision for NBN to have 121 points of interconnect.
The data quota for all Internode NBN plans include download and upload data.
Existing Internode customers trialling the NBN will get direct advice from the ISP on whether their services will be moved to the new pricing.