iiNet expands ADSL2+ into regional areas

Australia's second largest Internet Service Provider, iiNet, has announced an expansion of its ADSL2+ services to regional communities in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and WA.

iiNet said the $5 infrastructure upgrade will bring new competition to regional areas, as well as improving speeds for existing customers.

ADSL2+ is normally restricted to urban areas, where there is higher demand for super-fast broadband. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who want to provide ADSL2+ services must install their own equipment at the telephone exchange or rent from Telstra.

Where exchanges are too small, or are already full of other ISPs' ADSL2+ equipment, providers have to wait until a new exchange is built.

iiNet has published a full list of exchanges that have been given the go ahead for an upgrade. Construction normally takes a couple of months, iiNet said.

NSW
BOTANY, CHARLESTOWN, CORRIMAL, DUBBO, GOONELLABAH, GOULBURN, GRAFTON, HAMILTON, MAITLAND, NEW LAMBTON, NOWRA, UNANDERRA, WALLSEND, WARILLA, GOSFORD, LONG JETTY, SARATOGA
VIC
BALLARAT, BENDIGO, CRAIGIEBURN, NEWPORT, MOE, ST ALBANS, WANGARATTA
QLD
PETRIE, REDCLIFFE, ROBINA, ROTHWELL, STRATHPINE, BALD HILLS, EDISON, SCARBOROUGH, SOUTHPORT ARUNDEL, MERRIMAC, MUDGEERABA, NARANGBA, NERANG, BUDERIM, MIDDLE RIDGE, SURFERS PARADISE, CABOOLTURE, MAROOCHYDORE, GULLIVER
WA
GERALDTON, KALGOORLIE, KATANNING, BLUFF POINT

iiNet-owned ISP Westnet has also announced ADSL2+ expansions into NSW and WA.

Regional customers wishing to sign up to an iiNet ADSL2+ plan can call iiNet on 1300 106 571.