The NBN business plan is here. The pricing section contains this table
The following table describes wholesale access pricing for NBN Co services.
|Peak download speed (Mbps)||Peak upload speed
Table 1 – NBN Co monthly wholesale access pricing (source: NBN Co Corporate Plan, Dec 2010)
I don’t know what retail prices this will turn into, though I’ll bet there will be ISP bashing alleging “price gouging”
I pay (ADSL 2+ with TPG) $50 a month and get a speed of 10-15 mps. My guess is that the retail price under NBN will be higher than this.
The upload speeds are pretty much what they are now with ADSL2+. I believe that demand for higher uploads will increase as users do more in the cloud. I have a backup in the cloud – it took me about two weeks for the first one. Fortunately TPG does not charge for uploads.
The plan contemplates a total capital expenditure of $35.9 billion (that excludes the $11 billion going to Telstra) with the government contribution at $27.5 billion. The balance will be borrowed. Does that really keep it off the government’s books?
Apologies in advance to those who believe that Catallaxy should stay away from all this nerdy stuff. I do find it fascinating.