But at the same time, the number who choose the most basic NBN plans are also going up; more than 1.2 million consumers are on the 12Mbps plan, a rise of 4.3% compared to the previous quarter.
The ACCC quarterly Wholesale Market Indicators Report for the third quarter of 2018 showed that connections had increased by about 400,000 from the previous quarter, a rise of about 8.6%.
The report also mentioned, for the first time, the number of consumers who had been connected to the NBN through fibre-to-the-kerb connections. A total of 39.204 connections had been made by the end of September.
“The NBN Co’s Focus on 50 promotion has demonstrated that RSPs and their customers are willing to move to higher speed plans if the incentives are right,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.
“We expect these incentives will continue to operate as NBN Co transitions to longer term bundled pricing for the higher speed plans.
“Consumers on 12/1 plans still represent more than a quarter of all NBN services. It is important that NBN Co recognises the needs of this significant cohort of consumers for an affordable and reliable service."
Other notable aspects:
- There were at least six access seeker groups present at all 121 PoIs.
- The average CVC per customer increased by 2.9%.