Internode Easy Broadband is the company's most popular ADSL2+ broadband service for residential customers, delivered direct from its own DSLAM network. DSLAMs (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers) are devices that allow the delivery of ADSL services over copper telephone lines.
During today, Internode will expand its Easy Broadband services coverage to include telephone exchanges that contain iiNet DSLAM equipment. This equipment is physically identical to existing Internode DSLAMs, delivering the same features and performance to customers in all Easy Broadband service locations. This more than doubles the number of exchanges that can deliver Internode Easy Broadband services from 208 to 450.
As well as greater reach in iiNet's home state of WA, the extra DSLAMs will significantly extend the availability of Internode Easy Broadband in the suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Brisbane. The expanded coverage will be available for new signups by close of business on Tuesday, May 1.
Internode managing director Simon Hackett said the DSLAM integration was great for Internode's customers. "This delivers a massive coverage expansion of Easy Broadband ADSL2+ services for all new customers by making our flagship broadband plus dial-tone voice service available from an extra 240 exchanges," he said.
"We're also continuing to work on delivering our dialtone-free Easy Naked services through the new exchanges, with availability expected in the next few months."
Around 15,000 Internode Easy Reach customers whose service can technically access these extra DSLAMs will be automatically migrated to the new equipment over the next three months, free of charge. Once migrated, these customers can choose any Easy Broadband plan using the Internode online plan changer.
You can check which Internode services are available at your location by entering your telephone number into the Internode Coverage Checker at www.internode.on.net/coverage.