Internode has announced that it will now provide ADSL2+ services to 1300 telephone exchanges nationally following its negotiation with Telstra Wholesale. This means that the company will now be able to stop 512kb/s and 1.5 Mb/s speed plans.
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The company is replacing seven former Home broadband plans with just three Easy Reach broadband plans. The new Easy Reach plans range from $39.95 (for 5GB/bundled) to $79.95 (for 200GB/bundled), with the company promising speeds as fast as ADSL2+.
Internode’s existing 512, Standard and FAST2 plans will be ‘grandfathered’, which means that current customers can maintain them, but they are not available for purchase. There is no automatic migration to the new plans, so existing customers will only move to a new plan if they choose to.
As with its other Easy Broadband services, both data downloads and uploads are counted in the monthly quota. If a quota is exceeded, the service is “shaped” to a speed of 128 kilobits per second each way.
Internode’s Managing Director, Simon Hackett said, “Now, we offer only one ADSL broadband speed for our customers anywhere we connect them. Every customer gets the fastest possible connection on every new plan, in every location.'”