Internode has expanded the number of telephone exchanges through which its customers can access ADSL2+ services by offering services via iiNet equipment.
iiNet bought Internode at the end of last year, and although the brands are to remain separate, it has been working on integrating their networks.
Internode customers will now be able to receive its Easy Broadband ADSL2+ services from a further 240 telephone exchanges across the country, where iiNet has digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs), and Internode does not. The increase ups the total of Internode DSLAMs from 208 to 450.
New customers reached in Western Australia, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane will be able to sign up from 1 May. The integration will definitely affect around 15,000 customers, who will be migrated automatically from Telstra DSLAMs. They will be told that they are on an Internode/iiNet DSLAM, and will be prompted to move onto a better-value plan.
The iiNet DSLAMs are identical to the Internode DSLAMs, Internode said, enabling the same features and performance, although naked services won't be available through the new exchanges for another few months.