As part of its aggressive east coast rollout of ADSL2+ broadband, Internode will offer the country's fastest commercial broadband service to customers connected to the East Sydney telephone exchange during October (update: now online!). ADSL2+, the next generation of ADSL broadband, delivers services with download speeds as fast as 24 megabits per second (Mbps) depending on your equipment and the length of your copper line.
Five more Sydney telephone exchanges are "in build" for ADSL2+. Located at Haymarket, Kent St, City South, North Sydney and North Ryde, these are expected to come online before the end of this year.
Internode is leading the Australian broadband sector with its ADSL2+ broadband services. One competitor is offering a 12Mbps service while Telstra's top-speed broadband plan is 1.5Mbps. Optus has announced its plan for a large-scale broadband deployment without providing details of service speed or cost.
Internode CEO Simon Hackett said five Sydney exchanges were "in build" while another five are planned. " We are setting the national agenda with our ADSL2+ services," he said.
"Optus made a lot of noise about its big DSLAM build, without stating anything about speeds or costs - and you can't surf the net on an announcement."
"Internode is providing 24Mbps broadband services in Sydney today, running across our Tier One national network that now reaches to the east coast of the US, so our customers suffer no choke points when they're using the Internet."
Internode is a leading Australian broadband services and Internet services provider. Based in Adelaide, it is a premier provider of business-class Internet access and professional services to organisations throughout Australia. Internode founder Simon Hackett, also President of the SA Internet Association, is an Internet pioneer who was involved in AARNet, which brought the Internet to Australia’s shores in the 1980s.
Internode launched Australia's first ADSL2+ broadband services in Melbourne, Adelaide and several rural towns in SA in March this year.