ISP provider Internode ups Internet service to Tasmania
South Australian company Internode says it is the first ISP to use the new Basslink fibre-optic cable service, which boosts capacity and cuts the cost of transferring data to and from Tasmania.
As well as virtually halving the data backhaul cost across Bass Strait, the Basslink service increases Internode’s data capacity to Tasmania by more than 150 per cent. It also provides more certainty of uninterrupted services for Tasmanian customers by creating an additional redundant data path.
The Basslink service launch follows Internode’s announcement that its $10 million national network expansion will deliver a 500 per cent increase to its direct presence in Tasmania. This accelerated investment program will see Internode install its own DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) equipment at an additional 10 telephone exchanges in Tasmania – five times more than Internode’s current Tasmanian footprint of two exchanges.
Internode has signed a three-year contract with Basslink for an initial data capacity of 622 megabits per second. The company expects this to increase to more than one gigabit within the first year.