Regional Australians will be among the first to experience Telstra’s latest advance in national mobile broadband speeds.
About 100 regional towns and cities including Albury, Alice Springs, Orange, Broome, Ballarat, Roxby Downs, Port Lincoln and Newcastle, will benefit from the new 3G modem called Telstra Ultimate USB.
The telco giant anticipates the mobile device will double data speeds over the Next G network.
“Telstra will make this new technology available in 100 selected regional towns and cities at the same time as many capital cities, underlining our commitment to provide the best technology to Australians no matter where they live,” Telstra CEO, David Thodey, said in a statement. “Telstra has been investing in regional and rural Australia for more than 100 years, including through Telstra Country Wide for the past 10 years, to improve the quality of life for people living and working in regional and rural Australia.
“Telstra is committed to continuing its investment in regional and rural Australia so we can provide local consumers, businesses, governments, schools and health services with the same leading edge services that are available elsewhere in Australia.”
Thodey made the announcement in a speech to community leaders in Albury to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Telstra Country Wide, which was launched in June 2000.