Media release

iiNet's satellite plan takes the NBN sky high

1 March 2012: iiNet, Australia's second largest DSL Internet provider, has announced it will launch its NBN satellite service later this month, with a plan that offers faster speeds and better value at $49.95 per month.

With speeds up to six times faster than existing satellite plans, and with a hefty 20GB of data, the plan will be available to all eligible iiNet and Westnet customers in NBN satellite coverage areas.

iiNet's CEO, Michael Malone, said the introduction of the satellite service  emphasises the company's position as Australia's leading NBN provider.

 “We’ve been active supporters of the NBN from day one and the introduction of these new satellite services means that those Australians living and working in regional or remote areas can now enjoy the benefits that come with faster and more reliable Internet access from an award winning service provider,” Mr Malone said.

 “For us as a business, we’re particularly pleased that we can now offer our customers much improved services, in geographic areas we couldn’t previously reach.”

 “We currently service more than 9000 satellite customers through our Westnet service, and our expertise is invaluable in ensuring that the customer experience via the NBN will be better than ever.”

 To enquire about the satellite service eligibility, to register interest or for more information on iiNet's NBN plans, please visit Final customer eligibility will be determined by NBN Co.

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About iiNet 

iiNet is Australia's second largest DSL Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the leading challenger in the telecommunications market. We employ more than 2000 inquisitive staff across four countries and support over 1.7 million broadband, telephony and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services nationwide.

Recent acquisitions of TransACT and Internode have taken our market share to around 16 percent with more than 860,000 broadband customers.

We're a publicly listed company and we maintain our own super-fast broadband network. Our vision is to lead the market with products that harness the potential of the Internet and then differentiate with award-winning customer service.

To achieve this, we employ creative thinkers and true advocates of technology. Our people are a huge part of the iiNet success story, so we've developed a unique and stimulating work culture to ensure they remain engaged and inspired.

A lot has changed since our CEO founded iiNet in a suburban garage back in 1993 and the broadband landscape continues to evolve. What hasn't changed is our passion for the transformative benefits of the Internet and our commitment to helping Australians connect better.