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    Broadband providers ready to reduce prices

    FRIDAY , 05 MAY 2006
    By ADRIAN BATHGATE
    High-speed internet for $10 a month complete with internet-based TV and video services are on
    the cards within two years, according to internet service providers.

    The Government's decision to regulate Telecom may have taken the industry by surprise, but
    many providers spent yesterday coming up with plans as to how they could attract more customers.

    Once they had unrestricted access to Telecom's network, they would immediately reduce prices
    for broadband and offer faster access speeds, some said.

    Allan Freeth, who heads Telecom's main rival, TelstraClear, said, "we're beginning to look at
    the next steps". But he did not reveal specific plans, indicating only that things would be
    much better for consumers, with more services for less cost.

    However, many providers said they needed to see terms and conditions before they could say
    what prices for internet, phone or TV services might be.

    The Telecommunications Commissioner will be responsible for setting the price for which providers
    can access services from Telecom.

    For consumers, an entry-level broadband plan costs $29.95 if the customer has a phone line
    and tolls with the same company, and it has a connection speed of 256 kilobits a second.

    In a couple of years, a similar sort of plan could be 10 times faster at two to three megabits
    a second, as much as half the price, and not have the requirement to have all the phone services
    with the same company.

    Providers could also use their own equipment to provide even faster speeds, up to 24 megabits a
    second. With those speeds, internet-based voice services, digital TV over the internet and online
    video stores are all possible.

    Telecom would not comment about the Government's decision yesterday.

    Australia went down this road in 1999 with unbundling. The network operator there, Telstra, now
    has about 40 per cent share of the market, about half what Telecom has in NZ.

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    Default Re: Can't wait for next year !? - someone was naive.

    Link?

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    Default Re: Can't wait for next year !? - someone was naive.

    Interesting, doubt it will happen though wasn't this supposed to happen like last year? in 2 years time there going to say the same thing over and over until those little copper wires are shorted out by flooding caused by global warming. I think this is a job for sue bradford to do, then after a few debates we might be lucky if we get anything.
    gon smewere beta dan hear

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    Default Re: Can't wait for next year !? - someone was naive.

    Quote Originally Posted by stu161204 View Post
    Link?
    Sorry, it was something I saw on the Stuff web-site last year and I was so surprised at how unbelievable it was, that I pasted it into my diary.

    If it comes true next year, I'll eat - well - something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decibel View Post
    If it comes true next year, I'll eat - well - something.
    Crow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winmacguy View Post
    Crow.
    $10 a month ? I think I'm pretty safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decibel View Post
    $10 a month ? I think I'm pretty safe.
    As sad as it sounds I would say you would be VERY safe.

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    There is no way we will be getting $10 per month broadband next year unless it is national bandwidth only

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