Delivered nationally via Telstra Wholesale ports, Internode Fast plans deliver ADSL2+ services at some 1,300 telephone exchanges throughout Australia; and high speed ADSL1 at other enabled exchanges.
Extending data quota boosts announced recently for other plans, Internode has enhanced the appeal of its Telstra-delivered services by boosting the data quota for its 100 GB Fast2 plan to 150 GB - and in Zone 1, also knocking $10 a month from the price!
Internode product manager Jim Kellett said these revisions aimed to retain competitiveness for Internode’s Australia-wide broadband plans. "The biggest reduction is $30 for the 50 GB data quota plan for our customers in Zone 1 Telstra exchanges," he said.
"The good news for Internode customers is that our Fast2 plans continue to count only downloaded data in their monthly quota, which makes our 50 GB plan worth more than a 50 GB plan from BigPond!"
Internode's revisions to its ADSL Fast2 plan tables come after extended negotiations for more equitable wholesale pricing to resell Telstra’s DSLAM equipment at telephone exchanges.
Due to Telstra pricing that differentiates between exchanges in different areas, Internode has applied a two-tier price structure for its Home-Fast2 broadband plans. The prices for Zone 1 exchanges, where a Telstra competitor has DSLAM equipment installed, are lower than for comparable plans in Zone 2 and 3 exchanges, where Telstra retains a monopoly position. Latter plans are distinguished with the epithet "Reach" in their names.
Internode has also launched new SOHO-Fast2 plans, which offer benefits to businesses such as a fixed IP address and faster excess shaping, for an extra $10 per month.
With the release of these new plans, all existing Home and SOHO ADSL Fast plans are "grandfathered": That is, retained for current customers but not available for sale from today. Existing customers can use Internode's online plan changer to move to a new plan if they want.
Internode is continuing negotiations with Telstra to further improve its supply price for these extended coverage ADSL2+ plans and hopes to release another round of enhancements in the near future.