Kalgoorlie residents get access to superfast broadband

  • 8400 households in Kalgoorlie given access to high speed broadband
  • Westnet and iiNet launch new network infrastructure
  • New competition in rural area following the $5 million investment

More than 8400 households in Kalgoorlie have access to high speed broadband after Westnet and parent company iiNet launched new network infrastructure in the regional city.

The new infrastructure brings new competition to the rural area following the Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) $5 million investment.

 Matthew Dunstan, General Manager Retail at Westnet, said:  “Regional cities are crying out for faster broadband speeds and with Kalgoorlie a longtime Westnet supporter, we knew an investment in a new high speed broadband network would prove popular,” 

 “By building our own high speed broadband network, we can offer better value and bigger quotas as well as our new internet television service, fetchTV. In a Kalgoorlie first, residents can now access high definition digital subscription television over their broadband connection.”

Kalgoorlie resident, Shane Hockley will be one of the first customers to be transferred over to the new network.

 “We have three teenage sons – triplets who are all currently studying for a mining degree. The new network will mean we will get faster internet for a better price. We’re certainly not complaining and the boys are looking forward to using it for both study and play,” Mr Hockley said.

With faster broadband speeds, customers in Kalgoorlie can consider purchasing a netphone service to take advantage of cheap call rates and low phone line rental. Westnet also offers online TV via FetchTV which is delivered to customers unmetered (i.e it doesn’t count toward your monthly data allowance).

Westnet broadband plans start at $39.95 unbundled, or $29.95 when bundled with a Westnet home phone service.

To sign-up or find out what Westnet can offer in your area, call 1300 768 134.