Internet service provider (ISP), Internode, has announced a 100 Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband service.
Priced under $100 the service will also be available at 50Mbps and 25mpbs, from $49.95 per month.
In a statement, Internode indicated it would work with housing estate telecoms provider, OptiComm, to connect the first home fibre service at Fernbrooke estate in Queensland, which includes more than 1000 dwellings.
OptiComm will also be delivering the home fibre in Lochiel Park and Northgate in South Australia.
“Our testing shows that Internode Home Fibre service is working extremely well, delivering outcomes at up to eight times faster than the National Broadband Network target speed of 12 Mbps,” Internode managing director, Simon Hackett, said.
For each household that subscribes to the Home Fibre, they will also access phone services providing conventional dial tone voice service, derived from the OptiComm termination unit.
IDC telecommunications program manager, David Cannon, said it was a good offering and a good example of how greenfield estates should be built.
He said it should also be set as an example of where government legislation should come into place for any greenfield residential development activity to ensure communications and utilities infrastructure is at the top end of what’s available.
“That’s a place where the government should be actively legislating and making sure that these new communities are catered for as best as possible,” he said. “As these FTTH deployments take place, regulatory issues start to arise around sharing that infrastructure or being forced to wholesale it.”