Internode Speeds Up Tas Connections Ahead of NBN
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Upload speed now 25 megabits per second.

In a move that aligns broadband speeds in Tasmania with the rest of mainland Australia, Internode’s has improved its service there to an “upload speed of a 25 megabits per second (Mbps) service automatically increases from 2 Mbps to 5  Mbps,” the company said in a statement.

The 50 Mbps service upload speed is five times faster jumping 4 to 20 Mbps as is 100 Mbps, upgraded from 8 to 40 Mbps.  

The new speeds will facilitate improved use of business applications including videoconferencing and facilitate cloud computing when the NBN arrives, say Internode, and is the latest move by Australia’s second largest broadband provider to get up to speed with the national broadband rollout, which is gaining pace.

“A key benefit of these faster upload speeds is that they better support new and emerging applications, such as high definition IP videoconferencing,” says Internode’s Jim Kellett.

“Faster upload speeds also improve the performance of telecommuting via Internet virtual private networks, and support emerging business demands for cloud computing and networked data storage. Even general Internet usage like file downloads may be improved by faster upload speeds.”

In December, Internode’s MD, Simon Hackett voiced strong criticism against the NBN plan, claiming its high density interconnection model, amounted to a cartel between the government, Optus and Telstra.

108-130 points of interconnection (POI) will be established on the NBN in mainland cities and 81 POIs in regional Australia and six in Tasmania, it was announced in December.

The upgrades, which commenced January 8 are to be up and running within the end of this week, say the company.