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New Development Charges

Why am I required to pay this?

What is a New Development Charge (NDC)?

These are government mandated charges that wholesale companies such as NBN Co, Opticomm, Redtrain, Lightning Wholesale and ASN Telecom can charge to customers connecting to the internet for the first time as a one-off fee as a contribution to the cost of building internet infrastructure into a new greenfield or brownfield locations.
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FAQ’s about NDC’s

How much is a New Development Charge?

The NDC varies depending on the access network provider, below are a list of fees accurate as of July 1 2022:

  • nbn® Co – $300
  • Opticomm – $300 in a class 5 address, otherwise the cost varies and is levied by Opticomm directly depending on the development
  • Lightning Wholesale – $300
  • Retrain – $300
  • ASN Telecom – $300
How will I know if a fee applies?

Leaptel will advise you of the existance of the fee at your address during the signup process. If you require additional time to consider the fee please advise the customer service representative.

Does Leaptel charge on-top of a New Development Charge?

Leaptel passes on the NDC strictly at cost and does not profit from the NDC.

Can I negotiate on the New Development Charge?

Unfortunately, as the fee is charged to us we are unable to waive or discount the fee. Any NDC must be paid before we can order the internet connection.

If I’m a renter, is the landlord responsible for the New Development Charge?

While you may wish to raise the cost of the NDC with your Landlord or Real Estate Agent, we will require you to make payment on the fee to us before we can proceed with your order. We are unable to communicate or negotiate with a third party about the NDC.

Are there any other setup fees that would apply in addition to a New Development Charge?

Standard activation fees will apply depending upon your service type.

What’s to know about nbn® New Development Charges

nbn® Co charges $300.

Read more about nbn®‘s NDC on their website.

What’s to know about Redtrain’s New Development Charges

Redtrain charges $300, and payment must be made directly to them. Customers that are required to pay an NDC must call Redtrain to process the payment once their order has been placed with Leaptel.

What’s to know about ASN Telecom’s New Development Charges

ASN Telecom charges $300 and payment must be made directly to them. Customers that are required to pay an NDC must call Redtrain to process the payment once their order has been placed with Leaptel.

What’s to know about Opticomm’s New Development Charges

Opticomm charges $300 in a class 5 address, otherwise the cost varies and is levied by Opticomm directly depending on the development.

What’s to know about Lightning Wholesale New Development Charges

Lightning Wholesale charges $300 and payment is processed with your Leaptel service order. Leaptel then pays Lightning Wholesale directly on your behalf.