Perth-based broadband provider Westnet has announced the completion of its AUD5 million (USD5.35 million) ADSL2+ network rollout in Western Australia, ZDNet reports. The internet service provider (ISP), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of iiNet, confirmed that it had finished work in the region having now launched commercial services in Kalgoorlie, where it said that around 8,500 residents would be able to connect via more than 1,400 access points; other locations such as Geraldton have already been connected. Customers in Kalgoorlie are also able to take up Westnet’s IPTV service with immediate effect, with prices for bundled ADSL2+ tariffs starting at AUD29.95 per month for a 20GB monthly usage allowance, and rising to AUD99.95 per month for a 1TB data cap. Commenting on the development, Matthew Dunstan, Westnet’s general manager for retail, said: ‘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.’
Westnet meanwhile has said that upgrades are still underway in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.