in brief Internode has switched on ADSL2+ equipment in seven Tasmanian exchanges today, which will allow it to transfer around 3000 customers to faster broadband over the next two months.
The chosen exchanges were the Howrah, Sandy Bay, Lindisfarne, Kingston and New Town exchanges in Hobart, and the South Launceston and St John exchanges in the state's north. Previously, Internode only had ADSL2+ equipment installed only at the Davey and Bathurst exchanges.
Internode managing director Simon Hackett said the migration was good for business. "Internode's own ADSL2+ equipment gives our customers better performance and it costs us less to provide these services," he said.
Internode expected to add two more ADSL2+ equipped exchanges at Bellerive and Glenorchy in the second quarter of this year. The upgrades have been part of a $10 million investment the company pledged last year to rollout equipment to 57 exchanges nationally.