Internode launches FTTH speed offensive in greenfield estates

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Internode launches FTTH speed offensive in greenfield estates

Internode will deliver 100Mbps retail fibre-to-the-home services over the OptiComm network to around a dozen 'greenfield' suburbs nationwide.

The ISP said it would partner with OptiComm to offer the services in Fernbrooke estate, which is located 32km southwest of the Brisbane CBD, and at the Lochiel Park and Northgate developments in South Australia, among others.

Fernbrooke comprises approximately 1,000 homes in the development.

Internode said it would offer FTTH services at 25, 50 and 100 megabits per second.

The plans start at plans $49.95 a month for 25Mbps downstream speeds and a five gigabyte download quota.

Internode managing director Simon Hackett said the new offering was one example of many projects the ISP has been "quietly working away on for a while".

"In the real world, the future for residential broadband is clearly fibre to the home," he said.

"Internode's ability to deliver a 25Mbps fibre to the home service for less than $50 a month and a true 100 Mbps service for less than $100 demonstrates that technology is not the barrier to deploying a world-best broadband system in Australia".

Hackett said early speed and performance tests showed the product was working "extremely well" - up to eight times faster than the 12Mbps the Federal Government wants to achieve with the NBN.

"NBN speeds stopped being the future quite some time ago," he said.

Internode Home Fibre subscribers would also receive access to a phone service that provides a conventional ‘dial tone' voice service to each subscribing household directly from the OptiComm termination unit in the home, Hackett said.


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