Media release

iiNet shows support for NBN rollout

29 March 2012 - iiNet, Australia's largest National Broadband Network provider, has again expressed support for the NBN after the three year rollout plan was announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard today.

The rollout will see more than 3.5 million homes and business on their way to receiving access to the National Broadband Network over the next three years.

iiNet's CEO, Michael Malone, said a clear roadmap of the rollout provides an opportunity for iiNet to focus its attention on customers in areas previously disadvantaged by poor Internet coverage and lack of competition.

"We've always been strong supporters of the NBN because it brings faster, more reliable Internet to all Australians, no matter where they live," Mr Malone said.

"As the number one NBN service provider, we're particularly excited about the large percentage of regional households and business who will gain access to the service in the foreseeable future."

"Our customers share a similar enthusiasm for the NBN and like us are keen to start realising the benefits of a network that offers faster speeds and more reliable coverage."

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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 1.3 million broadband, telephony and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services nationwide.

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.