Foxtel and broadband caps

Foxtel have announced a new download service for movies to a computer. It is PC only and kind of strange given that they have a box already tied to a network so it is completely unclear what market they are after. Anyhow, it turns out that the downloads will still count for ISP’s download caps. That means that to make use of this you would need to be paying lots already. Indeed, you might already be paying BigPond Cable. This is the typical serial monopoly problem although the twist here is one firm owns both monopolies which usually means this stuff doesn’t arise. To say that there will be no cost to structural separation is looking a fairly safe statement.