The ISP claims this is to ensure existing customers experience a steady NBN satellite connection.
“The popularity of both our 10GB and 20GB plans have put considerable strain on the network designed by NBN Co,”iiNet executive, Steve Dalby, said. “With no possibility of a network upgrade available from NBN Co, each new customer was adversely impacting the speed and experience of our current satellite customers.”
Existing customers on the 20GB will not be affected by the decision, and download quotas will remain unchanged.
New customers will only be able to sign up for the 10GB variant.
Dalby said iiNet will provide new services for all customers once NBN Co upgrades its satellites; NBN Co plans to phase out the existing interim satellite services and replace it with a higher-capacity satellite solution in 2015.