Optus confirms broadband plan revamp

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Optus confirms broadband plan revamp

March plan leak was 100 percent genuine.

Optus has confirmed today that details of a planned revamp of its fixed broadband and Yes Fusion bundles leaked to Whirlpool back in March were completely genuine.

The ISP released a series of revised plans today which iTnews can confirm matched word-for-word with the leaked post - which was removed within hours of it being made.

iTnews reported in March that the plans included new "unlimited" offers. An Optus spokesman at the time labelled the plans as mere "rumours".

Optus said today it was removing excess usage fees on the "vast majority" of its plans.

These included the Yes Fusion $99 plan and above (which throttled speeds down to 256 Kbps once the download quota was reached) and fixed broadband plans up to 120 GB (throttled to 64 Kbps).

The "unlimited" fixed broadband plans were throttled to 25k Kbps once a quota - either 100 GB or 200 GB - was reached.

The exemptions were the lower end $79 and $89 Yes Fusion plans. These - as the leak had suggested back in March - came with $150 per GB excess usage charges, capped at 2GB after which the speed was throttled to 64 Kbps.

There were also savings for Naked DSL customers, Optus said.

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