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  Reply # 1245499 24-Feb-2015 12:58
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marpada: It's for old customers as well, recevied the notice last week

Bother! Did they let you avoid it by taking a new contract?

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  Reply # 1245544 24-Feb-2015 13:51
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You don't have a clue what the breakdown is of costs for an ISP. I do, and it's entirely unsurprising that several ISPs have increased retail pricing since the Chorus price increases. It's certainly not all due to that shange though - but any responsible company is going to periodically re-assess pricing based on all factors.

I'd hazard a guess that infrequent price increases across multiple products is preferable to several smaller increases over time, especially seeing the vitriol often directed at them when the prices go up by any amount.

As businesses, if the ISPs aren't profitable, then things get worse for the consumer. I guarantee you that every ISP in the country has a better long term view of the market than you do.

Cheers - N

Absolutely not claiming to know more than the ISPs. I am claiming that if an ISP can't account for price changes and resorts to blaming Chorus for unrelated services as the source of that price change, then it's hard to believe that as truth.

3 little letters you will learn to love in the ISP space, N.D.A

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  Reply # 1245591 24-Feb-2015 14:56
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So to clarify as best I can:

Would we have increased any prices at all, now, if Chorus hadnt increased the wholesale copper prices? Likely not. That increase in cost prompted a pricing review, out of that came the price changes you have seen.

All ISPs are equally affected by the Chorus increases, each ISP will decide how to respond with changes in prices across their range related not just to the particular cost change but also to their product performance and goals.

Does any ISP work on Chorus cost plus a fixed %? No. These are pricing reviews, im not privy to the Orcon UFB pricing model but there are obviously a variety of costs and factors that go into a pricing calculation.

Regards FireEngine

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