Telstra on broadband fees: shape – not shaft

Breaking News: Telstra are going to shape, rather than shaft you on broadband excess usage fees.

“Customers who reach the 25GB monthly usage allowance on the Liberty 25GB plan will have their connection slowed to 64kbps for the remainder of their billing period – rather than pay additional usage charges.”

It’s like they just invented it…shape – not shaft.

Why has it taken so long? Has Bogpond finally found that there is a limit to the number of customers who will tolerate their egregious broadband pricing policies? Is revenue falling as more join other ISPs – I have had 30gb for some time – with shaping.

Hello? Telstra? Hello? Is anyone in there?