myKP begins unlimited broadband trials

 

Sydney-based ISP myKP said it is pre-qualifying ‘several hundred’ requests to join its unlimited xDSL service after releasing details of the limited trial late Friday.

The trial, which myKP anticipates will be completed within ‘a couple of months’, is available in selected Sydney suburbs and regional NSW and Victorian towns.

It is $79.95 a month with a $199 churn fee and does not specify a minimum contract term or download limits.

myKP’s director of ‘stuff’, George Kaloudis, told iTnews the trials will cover the end-user experience and the ISP’s arrangements with wholesale capacity providers.

“Part of the trial program is to ascertain what the wholesalers are going to be able to deliver us,” Kaloudis said.

“We may choose to go exclusive or continue to aggregate through various providers, picking and choosing the best option in a particular location.

“It’s most likely that we’ll go to a single supplier from what we’ve seen [in internal testing] but that’s ultimately not just my call.”

Despite impending wholesale negotiations, Kaloudis said myKP has secured ‘national’ ADSL coverage ready for launch.

He also said the ISP is exploring ‘a number of options’ to deliver ADSL2+ services nationally.

Kaloudis said he will soon release details of myKP’s wholesale arrangements.

And he assured users who signed up to the trial that myKP's offering is still ‘unlimited’.

“The acceptable use policy is more of a precaution to make sure we can balance out everyone’s experiences,” said Kaloudis.

“If we find someone using the product excessively, we’ll let them know and ask them to hold back a bit.

“It’s not our intention to kick people off if they start downloading terabytes of data,” he said.

myKP will offer optional content-blocking software to parents that want to regulate their children’s access to certain Web sites and file types, such as executables.

He said myKP hadn’t been invited to participate in the Federal Government’s Internet filtering trials but ‘probably would’ if asked.

“We’ve looked at it – there’s no plans [to go down that path] but if the Government is seriously considering it then we have a responsibility to our users and the government to try and get a balance for all parties concerned,” said Kaloudis.

Locations for the unlimited xDSL trial include Lane Cove, Newport, Mona Vale, Bega, Gilgandra, Walgett, Wilcannia, and Wodonga.

myKP will also host a separate future trial of IPTV services.

Kaloudis said the ISP is ‘in discussions with several international content suppliers working through licensing agreements’.

No date was available for the commencement of the IPTV trial.

myKP first revealed details of its no-frills unlimited broadband plan earlier this month.

myKP begins unlimited broadband trials
 
 
 
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