The NBN’s ‘multi platform’ pricing is all about how much you pay for services on your own home or in a networked home.

And in the US, where the Federal Communications Commission is also considering changes to the NBN, it is not just the cable companies that are trying to get out ahead of the competition.

One cable company has been pushing the idea of a ‘multi’ broadband plan, where you pay different prices for different services.

In a report published this week by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the company that owns a number of NBN copper wire networks including Telstra’s copper network in Sydney and Optus’ copper network and its fibre network in Melbourne, says that there is a need for the new system to ‘diverge’ to ensure there is no duplication of services.

The report, titled “Multi-platform pricing for fibre and wireless broadband”, describes the ‘multiplatform pricing’ concept as an ‘experiment in consumer choice’.

The idea is that customers will be able to choose the right level of access, which will then be prioritised by the NBN.

Optus is one of the biggest broadband providers in Australia and also runs the copper network which is part of the NBN which carries many different services including video services and broadband services.

But this plan is aimed at those who do not want to pay for all their services, as the report notes.

OptiFi CEO Nick Rippett says that he has spoken to many customers who want to avoid paying for the same type of broadband package as those who pay for cable television and that there needs to be more choice in the market.

‘There is a lot of consumer demand for different types of packages and a lot more choice and choice in pricing,’ Mr Rippetts said.

OptaFi has been lobbying for a multi-platform approach to pricing for years.

‘We want to be a part of a multiplatform solution where consumers are able to get what they want,’ Mr Crampton said.

But the idea has been gaining momentum.

The ACMA’s report suggests that Optus should be given an extra two years to prepare for the introduction of the multi-packet pricing system.

The government is considering making changes to this pricing system, including the introduction the use of a “multi-packets” approach.

NBN Co’s chairman, Kevin Andrews, said that he did not think that Opti Fi’s approach would make much difference to the prices consumers pay.

‘OptiFi is one broadband provider in a multi network market that is more than capable of delivering the same price across all providers, he said.

‘As a consumer, you need to make sure that you get the best deal, whether it is for the NBN or a copper wire provider or fibre provider, whether that’s a fixed line or mobile broadband service or broadband that you can switch over to a satellite or fibre optic service, so that you’re always getting the best price.’

That is what we’re trying to achieve, and that is the approach that we have taken for many years now, which is the multi network approach.’

The idea is to have more choices in terms of how you pay.

The idea of ‘multi pricing’ means that we are offering the customer more choice than what you’re currently paying for, which means you can have more choice.’

Mr Andrews said that Opta Fi would continue to offer its copper network as an option for people with fixed line and mobile broadband services, but would not be charging for its fibre services.

NBN Optus said that it is working with the ACMA on a ‘solution to improve pricing’.

‘As part of our multi-network approach, we are working with our cable partners to provide pricing options that enable people to choose which package they want to choose and that allow people to make a choice between different packages,’ NBN Co said.

NBN CEO Bill Morrow said that there was no duplication in services.

‘It is the same basic pricing system that exists for fibre-to-the-node or fibre-coaxial network service,’ he said in a statement.

‘The changes outlined in the report are intended to ensure that consumers can access the same broadband services across multiple providers, including those with multiple copper wire and fiber networks.’

The ACCA’s report said that the “multi network approach” would be good for consumers because it would allow them to select the most efficient and cost-effective option for them.

The ACCC also found that the NBN had failed to deliver on the promises it made to consumers when it was introduced.

The NBN has promised that it would deliver the NBN to 100 per cent of the population within four years, but the government’s own audit has found that only about one in five Australians have had their broadband service upgraded in that timeframe.

In fact, the NBN was only delivered to about one-third of Australians in the first four years of the program, according to the ACCC.