Telstra has replaced its business DSL service with an Ethernet product capable of symmetric speeds up to 10 Mbps.
The Telstra Business Broadband (TBB) Ethernet product gave customers a new option that didn't involve installing a fibre line to the premises. A Telstra statement said that fibre to the premises is too expensive for many small to medium businesses.
"TBB Ethernet is important for our customers as many currently use Business DSL and the maximum speed they can get is 4 megabits per second or less, depending on their distance from the Telstra exchange," Telstra Business executive director Brian Harcourt said.
"As demand for bandwidth constantly increases, some are starting to find Business DSL is not really meeting their day-to-day needs."
The service is available nationally.