iiNet’s NBN plans have just been announced. They can be fast (with the addition of a so-called “Turbo” pack), and they undercut the announced plans we’ve seen from Exetel and Internode.
It’s long been a point of contention amongst the pro and anti-NBN camps as to how much NBN plans will actually cost. I’m in the same camp as Danny is here; I tend to think folks are freaking out for no good reason. We’ve already seen Internode and Exetel’s pricing, and this morning iiNet joined the NBN fray announcing its pricing plans for those in the NBN test areas.
There’s some clever psychology in play there; I can’t imagine too many power users not opting to spend $5 more to jump from 50/20 to 100/40 speeds. Based on my own pitiful ADSL2+ speeds (disclaimer; I’m an iiNet customer, for whatever that’s worth), I’d certainly jump that way if there was an NBN cable outside my place.