The Commerce Commission has set a price for wholesale Naked DSL of $44.19 in urban areas and $76.16 in rural areas.
Currently if you have broadband you will be paying around $40 for the phone line and around $40 for the broadband so total cost of $80 a month. Now companies such as Ihug and Orcon will be able to sell you a broadband only package for some margin on top of $44.19 (has to also cover backhaul etc). But might get retail prices of $60 or so.
Some who do Naked DSL just don’t want a landline at all, as they do all calling on their cellphones. Others will use Voice over IP services.Tags: Internet