iiNet unveils expansion plans for Darwin, regional Queensland

13 Feb 2012

Australian alternative broadband provider iiNet has announced plans to expand its ADSL2+ coverage in both Darwin and regional Queensland, with around 38,500 inhabitants across those regions expected to benefit from the plans. The internet service provider (ISP) has said that it plans to continue its ‘multi-million dollar investment into Australia’s regional areas’, with Casuarina, Nightcliff and Palmerston to receive major network upgrades, work which it said would complement a recent update at the Darwin exchange. In Queensland, meanwhile, Dalby, Emerald and Mount Isa are the next exchange areas expected to receive major network upgrades.

Commenting on the development, Michael Malone, iiNet’s chief executive officer, said the telco was committed to introducing improved services and competitive pricing to more areas around the country, noting: ‘While we’re looking forward to the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolling out around the country, it will take time so we’re making sure more households and businesses can enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband in the meantime.’

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