South Australia-based ISP, Internode, has expanded the coverage of its symmetrical broadband service.
The Extreme Symmetric High-speed Digital Subscriber Line (SHDSL) was launched in March 2009 in Adelaide. Pitched at medium-sized businesses that require equivalent download and upload speeds of up to 40Mbps, the network reached Sydney and Melbourne five months later.
Internode has now lit up a dozen exchanges in Brisbane for the Extreme SHDSL service. The ISP also said the footprint of its SHDSL in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide is rapidly expanding as well.
“It‘s businesses rather than residential customers who are leading the way in the adoption of high-speed Internet access,” Internode product manager, Jim Kellett, said in a statement.
According to Internode, SHDSL can be used as an interim solution for businesses until the NBN is rolled out to their location.
Prices have gone down and download quotas have been bumped up for the Extreme SHDSL plans in light of the expansion. Internode said it has increased the monthly quotas for entry-level plans by “10-fold” and reduced its unlimited quota plans by a quarter.
Through Internode’s Ultra SHDSL service, 164 exchanges support 20Mbps symmetrical speeds, 500 exchanges support 10Mbps while 1500 exchanges support 2 and 4Mbps speeds.