Utility boosts customer numbers with broadband offering


Australian utility Origin Energy is attracting customers with a broadband offering launched in October 2018.

Origin now offers ADSL and NBN internet products, so whether you’re connected to the new national network or not, customer broadband needs should be taken care of.

The idea behind the offering is to promote a more convenient product and service offering, targeting people looking for an easy solution to getting the lights and Wi-Fi on as soon as possible when you move into a new place.

The utility is offering discounts across four NBN plans costing either $65, $80, $95 or $110 a month, depending on which speed tier you opt for.

To sign up to Origin broadband, the retailer is currently offering:
• $100 credit off internet costs (only for customers moving house)
• $5 off monthly broadband charges for each fuel that customers have with Origin (so those with electricity and natural gas will get $10 off)

This is in addition to any discounts customers already receive with their electricity or gas plans with Origin.

Jon Briskin, executive general manager for retail at Origin, said: “Our aim is to create more engaged and loyal customers, and provide Origin with a point of difference in an increasingly competitive retail market. Origin broadband has been popular with customers who like how easy it is to arrange multiple services on one phone call.

We are thrilled to be rewarding customers who trust us with multiple services by giving them a discount on their broadband in addition to any discounts they are getting on their natural gas and electricity.”

Information courtesy of Canstar Blue.