iiNet ups ADSL speeds with two lines

While the super-fast speeds associated with the National Broadband Network are still a while off for those outside the first sites to be rolled out, iiNet is set to offer businesses faster ADSL, with today's launch of its bonded DSL.

While the super-fast speeds associated with the National Broadband Network are still a while off for those outside the first sites to be rolled out, iiNet is set to offer businesses faster ADSL, with today's launch of its bonded DSL.

Bonded DSL works by combining two ADSL connections to create one connection at twice the speed. This connection is managed by the digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM).

For iiNet business customers, the bonded service is an additional $99 per month on top of regular broadband charges for the services they already receive from the ISP.

iiNet advertises that bonded DSL can give users speeds of up to 30Mbps down and 2.6Mbps up. The company touts the service as being ideal for customers who want faster upload and download speeds where a fibre-optic connection is unavailable, and for customers who experience slow speeds due to line quality or distance from the exchange.

"With bonded DSL, iiNet has overcome the high costs and limited availability associated with fibre-based solutions — potentially doubling customers' current upload and download speeds for less than $100 a month," Steve Harley, iiNet's general business manager, said in a statement. "Bonded DSL allows you to send and receive files and data faster using existing ADSL technology; making it reliable, simple to set up and easily integrated with your existing business IT network."

"In fact, setting up a bonded DSL connection is as simple as swapping your existing modem to a bonded ADSL modem and plugging in the two phone line connections."

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