Westnet completes WA ADSL2+ roll-out

Westnet completes WA ADSL2+ roll-out

Summary: iiNet-owned Western Australian telco Westnet has announced that it has completed the Western Australian portion of its $5 million ADSL2+ network roll-out across Australia.

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iiNet-owned Western Australian telco Westnet has announced that it has completed the Western Australian portion of its $5 million ADSL2+ network roll-out across Australia.

Kalgoorlie coverage map

Kalgoorlie coverage map (Credit: Westnet)

The new ADSL2+ network was officially launched in Kalgoorlie today, and is available to 8500 residents in the region at over 1400 access points, Westnet's general manager for retail Matthew Dunstan said in a statement. Customers will be able to access the company's IPTV services right away.

"By building our own high-speed broadband network, we can offer better value and bigger quotas as well as our new internet television service, fetchtv," Dunstan said. "In a Kalgoorlie first, residents can now access high-definition digital subscription television over their broadband connection."

Bundled ADSL2+ plans start at $29.95 for 20GB of data per month, and up to $99.95 per month for the 1TB plan.

Kalgoorlie is the last location to receive the upgrade in Western Australia, with other locations such as Geraldton already having been completed. Upgrades in Queensland, Victoria and NSW are still progressing, according to the provider.

Westnet is wholly-owned by iiNet; however, iiNet resolved against bringing in Westnet customers under the iiNet brand, as the Westnet name has good brand recognition.

Topics: Telcos, Government AU

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