Many ISPs are offering big new deals, but it is not all as it seems.
- Telstra (Bigpond) are selling ADSL services retail at a price lower than the wholesale cost to the industry in contravention of the trade practices act.
- Telstra’s anti-competitive methods are described as including:
- Untenably high wholesale transmission pricing.
- Capped exchanges.
- Delays for approval to access exchanges to install DSLAMs.
- The lack of an LSS to ULLS migration process.
- Telstra BigPond’s refusal to join the Telstra LSS Churn process.
- RIM and pair gain constraints.
- Telstra not meeting connection appointments.
- Truck rolls for IULL vs VULL connections rather than reusing existing pairs still jumpered from previous services.
- Telstra’s use of the court system, the access dispute process and the ACCC’s undertaking process to create fear, uncertainty and delay.
Bottom line Telstra are having to face up to the ACCC again, and Internode and iiNet are leading the charge.
All I can say is bring on the NBN!
In the mean time check with your ISP about plan changes because you can get a lot more for the same or less money!
(I just went from 50GB/M to 150GB/M for the same price)