Adam Internet has initiated its 15-month WiMax blackspot service rollout in Adelaide as part of a project partially funded by the South Australian Government.
The first lot of customers were connected to Adam Max in Reynella, Morphett Vale and Sheidow Park. The ISP has further installations planned in Aberfoyle Park, Lonsdate, Seaford Meadows, Moana, McLaren Vale and Aldinga Beach.
According to Adam Internet, more than 8000 of the 55,000 residential users and businesses in Adelaide’s metropolitan zones that could not previously gain access to high-speed broadband will now have ADSL2-equivalent services. Average speeds are up to 12Mbps for downloads and 1Mbps for uploads.
The service will be deployed across more than 350 blackspot locations, with the most deprived suburbs given priority. Fourteen wireless service areas should be connected by the end of 2010.
Adam Internet secured the project after submitting a tender 14 months ago. The SA Government is investing $3 million for initial infrastructure acceleration and the ISP is putting in $12m for the rollout.
The company will receive $2000 from the Australian Broadband Guarantee for every eligible customer that has been denied a broadband service in Adelaide’s metropolitan area. The subsidy will go towards the set-up cost for customers.
Prices for Adam Max plans start from $44.95 for 1GB and extend to $124.95 for 160GB.