iiNet launches FTTH broadband services with OptiComm in Australia

OCTOBER 29, 2009 -- iiNet, together with OptiComm, is offering FTTH to residents of Point Cook's Alamanda Estate in Victoria.

OCTOBER 29, 2009 -- iiNet Ltd, Australia's third-largest ISP, has launched its first FTTH broadband services with partner OptiComm, reportedly giving customers the fastest broadband available in Australia. iiNet, together with OptiComm, is offering FTTH to residents of Point Cook's Alamanda Estate in Victoria.

"Fiber to the home is definitely the next generation of broadband -- fiber optics can carry far more data simultaneously than traditional copper cabling, making speeds up to four times faster than traditional ADSL," says iiNet's chief technology officer Greg Bader.

Villawood Properties' executive director Rory Costelloe says the launch of FTTH at Alamanda is "an exciting development for Point Cook" (an area where it is estimated only one in four households has efficient access to broadband), with residents benefiting from cutting-edge telecommunications infrastructure.

"From the outset, it was important that Villawood pursue the opportunity to install fiber-to-the-home to all 1,500 home sites at Alamanda. We are delighted to work with iiNet as one of the estate's service providers," says Costelloe.

Residents can choose from plans with download speeds of 25, 50, or 100 Mbps to support fast downloads, Internet and phone connections, and voice over IP and television streaming.

"Fiber-to-the-home is futureproof, with technology and infrastructure ready for whatever tomorrow throws at us, including iiNet's upcoming IPTV product," says Bader.


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