Telkom filed its latest tariff adjustments with ICASA which sees an overall price increase of 1.7%. The company left its monthly subscription charges for DSL, Do Broadband and TelkomInternet unchanged, but provided higher usage limits for the DSL accounts.
TelkomInternet all access 2GB subscribers will get 3 GB of usage from 1 August while current 3 GB account holders will be bumped up to 5 GB of usage per month. The higher monthly usage limits are good news for many Telkom ADSL clients, but the bad news is that strict capping is back.
Telkom said that the ADSL ‘threshold’ – which allows subscribers to exceed their usage limit without being capped – will not exist with the new caps. “The threshold will no longer exist and user accounts will be capped at the exact values,” Telkom confirmed.
The amount of local bandwidth associated with current 2 GB and 3 GB accounts will remain unchanged. “The 2 GB bundle will be increased to 3 GB with the allocated local bandwidth remaining at 20GB. The 3 GB bundle will be increased to 5GB with the allocated local bandwidth remaining at 30GB,” Telkom said.
Good news for Do Broadband subscribers is that the Do Broadband level 2 option will have now 3GB bundled data (20GB local) and the do Broadband level 3 option will have 5 GB bundled data (30GB local).
“Please note that the adjustments are subject to approval from ICASA. If ICASA grants approval, then the adjustments will be effective from 1 August 2009,” Telkom concluded.
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