UK broadband prices to drop in May, Telstra says
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Telstra has confirmed that its broadband prices will drop by 10 per cent to £10 per month by the end of May, in line with the average price of internet in the UK.
Telstra said the price drops will be in line at the same time as a reduction in roaming charges.
The Telstra spokesperson said: “The UK broadband price reductions announced today are in line in line to the average UK price for internet across the UK, and we are committed to making sure that the right price is paid for the UK’s customers, especially the poorest of the poor.”
Telstra also said it is cutting out the middleman and switching to a new provider that will give it the lowest prices.
It said that the company is currently “taking a long-term view” on its next generation of broadband network, which will allow it to achieve speeds that are better than what customers can get on their own home broadband networks.
Telster’s spokesman said: It’s a great time to be a Telstra customer, Telster has had the best broadband in the world for the past 10 years, but with a big price cut we are now able to offer customers a more affordable broadband experience for many years to come.
It’s the right time for Telstra to take this next step.
“We have worked hard to deliver a broadband network that is competitive and affordable for our customers.
We know that many customers want to keep paying for their home broadband and we have committed to delivering the best experience for our subscribers.”
Telstar’s spokesman added that the new deal will provide Telstra with “more certainty to deliver the best quality of service”.
The company is in talks with the Government on what price it can expect to see on a wholesale basis for broadband service.
The price changes will come into effect from 1 May, with Telstra’s first retail customer to get an initial 50 per cent price reduction.
The company said the new prices will be rolled out over the next few weeks and that customers will not be forced to pay the full price for their service.
However, it said it will provide “continued support” to customers and “provide a free trial of the new Telstra internet speed package” in order to offer them the best possible deal.
Telstar said it has “received assurances from the Government that the wholesale price of Telstra broadband will not rise further than the 10 per, and 30 per, per cent reduction in wholesale prices announced today, as the Government’s pricing policies will apply to Telstra and its customers”.
Telstra is the third-largest provider in the US, after AT&T and Verizon, and is known for its low-cost broadband services.
Telstra has confirmed that its broadband prices will drop by 10 per cent to £10 per month by the end…