iiNet begins offering fiber broadband over NBN in Perth

iiNet, an Australian-based competitive telco, has begun offering fiber to the premises (FTTP)-based services over the government-backed National Broadband Network (NBN) in South Perth and Victoria Park.

The service provider said it now has 15,000 customers accessing services over the NBN via fiber, satellite, and fixed wireless, up from 10,000 in March.

Already, a number of users are finding that the speed of the NBN is helping them conduct daily activities more efficiently.

Shane McDermott, an iiNet customer who works as a finance director cited in the service provider's release, said that the faster connection enables him to spend more time with his family by making it easier to work from home.

"I could work from home before, but it used to take ages to do simple things like get documents off the work server, so I pretty much had to just work off my desktop," he said. "Now I can work off the company server with no problems, and it's all just so much easier."

iiNet has been aggressively expanding its copper and fiber-based broadband presence through a series of acquisitions since 2010, including: Internode, the consumer division of Telecom New Zealand's Australia-based AAPT subsidiary, and Canberra-based ISP TransACT. In May, the competitive provider announced that it was selling its TransACT-branded network and related infrastructure in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) for AUD 9 million (USD 8.79 million).

For more:
- see the release

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