Australia's Internode targets greenfield FTTH opportunities

Internode, a competitive telco that's in the process of being purchased by iiNet, is targeting 20 new real estate developments in Australia with a series of new Fiber to the Home (FTTH) tariffs.

The service provider said the new FTTH offerings will have similar speeds and usage allowance as that offered by NBN Co. on its network.

Jim Kellett, Internode product manager, said the new FTTH plans "are ‘NBN-equivalent' in terms of speeds, quotas and prices."

In addition to updating its broadband plans, the service provider introduced a series of what it calls "add-on" products, including "Power Pack" and "Business Pack." Both of these products offer users static IP addresses and unlimited uploading.

Each of the new tariffs will have an initial price of AUD 49.95 (USD 53.00) per month for a 12 Mbps/1 Mbps downstream/upstream connection with a 30 GB monthly data allowance. Users willing to pay a more premium price of AUD 164.95 (USD 175.00) will be able to get a 1TB data cap and speeds of 100 Mbps/40 Mbps.

While Internode plans to offer fiber-based broadband services in NBN sites throughout Australia, it will offer complementary FTTH services in greenfield real estate developments in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia via partnerships with wholesale providers OptiComm and OPENetworks.

Although existing FTTH customers won't automatically migrated to the new plans, Internode did confirm that the price of its fiber services at Point Cook and South Brisbane would be higher than the new plans because of the 'uncompetitive' wholesale pricing offered by Telstra.


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