Netspace launches ADSL2+ broadband

Summary:Internet service provider Netspace has joined the rush to provide high-speed ADSL2+ broadband around the nation. ADSL2+ is an upgraded ADSL standard that allows speeds of up to 24Mbps, compared with 8Mbps under ADSL1.

Internet service provider Netspace has joined the rush to provide high-speed ADSL2+ broadband around the nation.

ADSL2+ is an upgraded ADSL standard that allows speeds of up to 24Mbps, compared with 8Mbps under ADSL1.

Netspace spokesperson Ben Dunscombe told ZDNet Australia the ISP was using two wholesale providers -- PowerTel and Optus -- to provide the higher speeds, as well as some of its own hardware in telephone exchanges.

The ISP has also recently started selling up to 8Mbps ADSL1 after Telstra uncapped its wholesale service from 1.5Mbps late last year.

Netspace's brand of ADSL2+ is available in a large number of locations nationally, with prices ranging from AU$39.95 a month when bundled with voice telephony services, to AU$99.95 for an unbundled plan with a 60GB per month download quota.

However, the ISP is not currently offering any speeds higher than 512Kbps in Tasmania, where it claims a Telstra price hike on Internet traffic haulage to the mainland is keeping costs too high.

Topics: Broadband, NBN, Optus, Telcos, Telstra

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