Telstra says report is bogus

Yesterday The Australian newspaper reported that a proposed Telstra national broadband service would charge consumers 15% more than other suppliers.

Yesterday The Australian newspaper reported that a proposed Telstra national broadband service would charge consumers 15% more than other suppliers. The Australian reported the claims after reading an independent report from the Centre for International Economics.

Today Telstra has bitten back, saying that the report was a dishonest distortion designed to do nothing but delay the project’s tender process.

“This is a completely bogus report that has been bought and paid for by a bunch of desperate competitors who want one thing only – to stop the building of Australia’s national broadband network and keep their current cosy arrangements,” Telstra spokeswoman Kate McKenzie said.

Ms McKenzie went on to say that the report had no basis in fact.

“It is a dishonest distortion that is designed to do nothing but delay the process, How can these guys know what our prices will be when we are still doing the calculations? Why don’t they come clean on their own prices?”

Source: The Australian

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