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Media Release
24 November 2011
BigPond Cable broadband customers in Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and Perth will soon be able to take up plans offering download speeds of up to a maximum of 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) into the home, for sharing across multiple users in a household.

Telstra Director of Fixed Voice and Broadband, John Chambers, said the upgrade is expected to be available to Perth customers from 30 November and Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney customers from 12 December.

“This upgrade provides additional capacity to Telstra’s network and will provide one of the fastest broadband services available in Australia today.

“With speeds of up to a maximum of 100 Mbps, BigPond Ultimate Cable means the whole household can do more things at the same time, like downloading movies on the computer while streaming internet radio on the T-Hub® – all at high speed*.

“BigPond customers also enjoy no peak or off peak restrictions and peace of mind that they won’t incur any additional usage charges – as speeds are slowed once the monthly usage allowance is reached,” Mr Chambers said.

Mr Chambers said the volume of data consumed over the average BigPond fixed internet connection had more than doubled in the last financial year and the upgrade would help meet the growth in broadband-connected devices and online media use in the home.

Pricing and availability

New eligible customers can access BigPond Ultimate Cable for as little as $88 a month for 24 months on a Bundle that includes a 200GB monthly data allowance and a home phone (Min Cost: $2112 plus usage). The offer includes a Wi-Fi modem and free professional installation of the service.

Existing eligible BigPond Turbo and BigPond Elite cable customers will be able to upgrade to a BigPond Ultimate Cable plan without the need to sign up to a new contract when they purchase a BigPond Ultimate Cable self install Wi-Fi modem kit (RRP $149).

* BigPond Ultimate Cable plans can provide download speeds up to a maximum of 100 Mbps into the home for sharing across multiple users in a household. These speeds exceed the capabilities of some content servers and personal computers. Actual speeds will vary due to a number of factors including hardware and software configuration, source and type of content downloaded, the number of users and performance of interconnecting infrastructure not operated by Telstra. Devices connected via Wi-Fi may experience slower speeds than those connected by ethernet cable. NB: BigPond Cable Ultimate is only available to customers with 13 digit account numbers.

Check BigPond Ultimate Cable availability in your area: http://register.bigpond.com/check-availability.do

Register your interest: https://www.telstra.com.au/eoi/cable100/


Reference Number: 368/2011


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