Internode suspends regional broadband services

19 Mar 2007

ISP Internode has suspended its rollout of broadband services in regional Australia due to the premature cancellation of the Federal Government’s Broadband Connect Incentive Program. During the past three years Internode has used the Federal Broadband Connect Program to assist with its investment in building broadband infrastructure in regional Australia. Without these per-customer subsidies, delivering broadband in rural areas has been deemed by Internode as ‘commercially unviable’. As a result of the decision, Internode will install no new wireless DSL services while its ADSL services will be available only at list prices, with no applicable Broadband Connect subsidy.

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