in brief ISP Internode has signed a wholesale deal with Telstra to get access to the larger telco's ADSL2+ broadband network from next month.
The deal will give Internode access about 900 telephone exchanges nationally equipped with Telstra ADSL2+ infrastructure. In addition, the deal will allow Internode to offer traditional voice line rental services using Telstra's PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) lines from April 2009.
Internode estimated that the new arrangement will double the coverage of its ADSL services. The company currently has access to infrastructure in 460 exchanges; 110 of its own and 350 through a wholesale agreement with Optus.
Internode managing director Simon Hackett said "We look forward to offering all our customers the option of a single Internode bill for their line rental, their phone calls and their broadband services from April 2009."