Media release

iiNet salutes Mike Quigley

12 July 2013: iiNet today thanked the CEO of NBN Co, Mike Quigley, for his role in leading NBN Co, following the announcement that he was resigning from the position.

iiNet CEO, Michael Malone said that Mike Quigley had made a positive mark on the telecommunications industry under difficult circumstances.

“As founding CEO of one Australia’s largest and complex infrastructure projects, Mike has shown passion for his role and a clear vision to build a first-class communications network from scratch,”
he said.

“I have the upmost respect for Mike Quigley and his team. He was approachable, accessible and always had an open door to his many customers and stakeholders.”

iiNet has always been a strong supporter of the National Broadband Network and the Australian Government’s ambitious plan to provide modern, superfast broadband across the country.

“Unlike the overseas experience, this crucial national project has been sadly politicised from the start and Mike has shown a strong resolve in both the media and political spotlight. No one can underestimate the pressure that Mike was under and I salute him for his service to the industry,”
Mr Malone said.

“Mike Quigley has a lot to be proud of in building the foundations for a new broadband network. We look forward to working with his successor on ensuring the NBN can be accessed by as many Australians as possible.”

iiNet has a proud history as supporter of the project from the very start. iiNet was a launch Retail Service Provider in 2010 and is now the market leader, with more than 15,000 customers connected to NBN services.

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For further information, please contact:

Tina Liptai / Anthony Fisk, iiNet
Communications - iiNet Group
Ph +61 8 9214 2210

About iiNet 

iiNet is Australia’s second largest DSL Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the leading challenger in the telecommunications market. We’re a publicly listed, ASX 200 company and employ more than 2,000 inquisitive staff across three countries. We maintain our own super-fast broadband network and support over 1.7 million broadband, telephony and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services nationwide.

We’re committed to making it simple for all Australians to connect across both our own network and on the NBN. Our vision is to lead the market with products that harness the potential of the Internet and then differentiate with award-winning customer service.

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.