I got a bunch of phone bills that date back to the mid 90's for a
residential line somewhere around here. I'll try and dig them up
From: Don Gould - BVC [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 29 December 2003 10:44 p.m.
To: NZ NOG
Subject: Re: [nznog] Surprised it was as little as 50c
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 19:39:09 +1300, Matthew Poole wrote
They aren't allowed to raise it by more than the
CPI each year, and
they raised it by three years' worth last time (which was about this
time last year, IIRC). What a shame the drafters of the Kiwi Share
didn't have the foresight to consider that TCNZ's cost of operation
might actually go _down_, and put in a clause with that contingency
in mind - I don't think anyone believes it's actually costing
Telecom more this year to provide the same level of service as last year.
Does anyone have a list of the historic price rises?
I found it interesting that they can offer beter prices in one part of NZ
not others. IIRC Telstra isn't allowed to do that in Australia.
This reads like a 'Price Shake Up' exercise. I wrote an article about this
sort of thing a couple of years ago. The basic idea is that it gets people
thinking about their telephone accounts. Sure they might lose a bit of
business here and there but they gain more as people look for different ways
to save a few dollars. People take a look at the products and service they
could purchase, see something they like and buy it... they might have
out trying to save, they end up spending.
The technology exists to give every home 10mbits per second for $10 per
Ask not what your telephone company should do for you...
...but what you can do for your broadband community!
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