Internode turns 20

Internode turns 20

South Australia-based ISP began with dial-up service on May 8, 1991

South Australia-based ISP, Internode, has celebrated its 20th birthday.

The company was founded on May 8, 1991, by Simon Hackett. For its first three years, it sold Internet-enabling software to large companies. Internode started out as a dial-up ISP in 1994.

It launched its first ADSL service in 2001 and moved on to ADSL2+ in 2005.

Internode is a participant of the National Broadband Network (NBN) trials in Tasmania as well as on the mainland.

Hackett, who turned down a role at a Silicon Valley software firm to start Internode, handed day to day operations to CEO, Patrick Tapper, in 2008.

“…We have a national organisation, a high performance network, happy customers and a talented and enthusiastic team,” Tapper said in a statement. “We are enormously positive about the next 20 years.”

Internode currently has 450 staff at offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Its customer base sits at around 200,000 nationwide.

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Tags broadbandTelecommunicationsADSLinternodeNational Broadband Network (NBN)Simon HackettADSL2+

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