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.
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.