Telstra beats high-speed Internet deadline

The carrier said the rollout had brought broadband access to all Australians using its three delivery technologies ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line), cable and satellite.

Importantly, it had enabled well over 500 exchanges with ADSL capacity, it said.

Denis Mullane, general manager for Telstra's BigPond Internet access service, said the company had also attracted customers in almost all of the 500-plus ADSL-enabled exchanges.

Mullane said passing the 500 ADSL exchange mark was an important milestone for the company's broadband rollout.

Telstra was achieving high broadband coverage with a combination of ADSL and its high-speed cable modem service, to which 2.5 million homes now had access, he said.

Another milestone included a recent extension of Telstra's cable coverage to Adelaide and Perth, Mullane said.

Telstra had also scheduled the introduction of a two-way satellite for later this year.

Mullane estimated there would be more than two million Australian broadband services by mid-decade, of which Telstra expected to have more than a million as customers.

About 70 per cent of Australian homes and businesses were now covered by Telstra's BigPond broadband services using their ordinary phone line, or broadband cable, with satellite being available to the remainder of Australians, the carrier said.

Story courtesy of Computerworld

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