You can't say no one saw it coming, but the announcement that iiNet would buy Internode was still a bit of a surprise.
Just a few days short of Christmas, it was announced that Internode founder Simon Hackett would sell his ISP to iiNet for $105 million. He's staying on at Internode, and also gets a 7.5 per cent stake in the new, bigger iiNet.
Hackett has said that the deal will see iiNet and Internode join forces in order to survive in a National Broadband Network (NBN) world, but not everyone is happy to see the two beloved ISPs team up.
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